‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’


Our PAN (Pupil Admission Number) is currently set at 30

The link to the Cheshire East - School Admissions is: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/admissions.aspx

For start September 2024 - Deadline 15th January 2024

A child born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 is due to start primary school in September 2024.

Application for school places by residents of English local authorities must be made on your 'home' local authority form, i.e. the authority where you live. This applies if you want a place in a school within Cheshire East, or a school maintained by another English local authority.

Admissions for places in the Foundation Stage are made through the local authority, Cheshire East Council,https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/start-school-september.aspx#schoolapplicationprocess. Through the link you will find all the information you should need in order to apply for a Foundation school place at Excalibur Primary School for your child in September 2024.

If the information that you require is not here or you can't find the answers, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

If you do not have web access then call 0300 123 5012


Timeline of Admissions For September 2024

1st September 2023 - Reception admission for September 2024 application opens

15th January 2024 - Reception admission for September 2024 online application closes

15th February 2024 - Deadline for receipt of supporting documantation

16th April 2024 - Reception places offer released to view online

30th April 2024 - Deadline for accepting / declining places

After 30th April 2024 - Waiting list prepared and vacancies re-allocated

14th May 2024 - Appeal application deadline

19th July 2024 - Appeals hearings (on time applications)

Appeal hearings - late applications - Within 40 days of deadline where possible, or 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


In-Year school admissions/transfers

Applications for school places ‘in-year’ are for admission after 1st September 2023, the first day of the school year, into any year group but this does not include applications being made for admission to the new reception class for September 2023 admission. You will need to complete an in year application form on the following link https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/in-year-applications.aspx 

If you wish to apply for a school in another local authority, you will need to contact the relevant authority to find out how to make an application.

For more information click: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk and then click on 'I want to apply for a school place'.


Appeals Deadlines and Timetable

Normal Round Appeals (Reception)

Parents and carers have the right to appeal against a decision to refuse entry. They can do so by sending an appeals form to the School by the appeals deadline. Appeals forms can be obtained from the School office. Dates for appeals deadlines can be found in the table above.

Appeals lodged after these dates (late applications for appeal) will be heard within 40 days of the appeal deadline where possible or 30 school days of being appeal being odged whichever is the later date.

See below the downloadable Appeal Timetable


In Year Appeals

Parents and carers have the right to appeal against a decision to refuse entry. Appeal applications must be lodged with the School within 20 school days from the date of notification that the application for admission was unsuccessful. Appeals are normally heard within 30 school days from the date the completed appeal form is received by the School.


All appeals

An independent panel hears all appeals. The appeal panel’s decision is binding for all parties concerned.

Notification of the appeal hearing will be sent to appellants 10 schools days in advance of the hearing. If an appellant wishes to provide additional evidence which was not included in their original application or appeal form this must be received 5 working days before the hearing date. Otherwise the Panel is entitled to decide not to accept information or evidence submitted after that deadline.


(Further details of appeal arrangements are set out in the revised Code of Practice on School Admissions Appeals, which came into force in September 2004 and was updated February 2012).


Should you wish to know more about our school, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email to make an appointment to visit. We are very happy to show you around our school.

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