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Nursery Admissions

Nursery Age Admissions

Silverdale Primary Academy admit children to Nursery at a single point of entry in the September of the academic year in which they become four.

When is my child eligible? 

For children whose date of birth is between 1st September and 31st August, they are eligible to start in the September after their 3rd birthday.

How do I apply for a Nursery place?

 You can apply for a school via the following methods:

Click here to apply online or to print a copy of the application form

Paper application to be submitted to:

Silverdale Primary Academy






When is the Closing Date?

Closing Date for applications is 22nd January 2022

Offer Confirmation Letter 31st January 2022

*Applications will still be accepted after this date and any available spaces will be offered on a first come, first serve basis


Reception Admissions

 When can my child start school?

 Your child can start school full-time in a Reception class in the September of the academic year in which they become five. For September admissions, dates of birth should fall between:

1st September


31st August


How do I apply for a Reception place?

You must make an application even if your child is currently attending a nursery class or has an elder brother or sister attending the school. 

You can apply for a school via the following methods:

Online at you will receive your decision by email

Paper application form from you will receive their decision after the offer date by 2nd class post. If you wish to make more than 3 preferences, please

email: with the details.


Who can apply?

Anyone with parental responsibility for a child. We expect parents to agree on school places before an application is made, and may demand evidence from you that this is the case. The local authority is not in a position to intervene in disputes between parents over school applications and will demand that these are resolved privately.

When should I apply?

You must apply for a school place for your child between November and January. Applications received after the closing date may only be considered after those applications that were received on time have been dealt with and may result in your child not being dealt with and may result in your child not being admitted to your preferred school/s.

When is the Closing Date?

Please visit the Staffordshire County Council website for details on the closing date.


How do I apply In Year?

Please call us to enquire about availability for an in year transfer. Our school currently processes in year transfers.  

Online at This form should be printed and taken to the Headteacher of your child’s current school setting and then this needs to be sent to us by hand, email, or post.

When will I be notified of the outcome?

You will be notified of the outcome within 48 hours of receipt of the in year transfer form.

Please note as per our admissions policy, the starting dates will vary.

Do I have a right to appeal?

Yes. Please click the following link for further information in our admissions policy

Admissions Policy

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