Parents considering applying for a place for their child at Wincham School can arrange a visit by contacting the school secretary. Call 01606 288060 or send an email.

Admissions Policy
Cheshire West and Chester Council policy ensures that all children living within a catchment area can be offered a place at a school near their home. The CW&C Council will contact parents during the Autumn term, the year prior to admission, giving full details of the admission procedure and the dates by which parents need to inform the CW&C Council of their choice of school. As your local village school we welcome all Wincham children to become part of 'Our School Family'. If however, we have not reached our admission limit, parents from outside Wincham and Pickmere can express a preference for our school and if this their preferred school is below the admission limit for the relevant age group a place will be offered.

The school currently has an admission limit of 45 pupils per year group.

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f our school is over subscribed, the priorities for admission are on the following bases:

Children in Cheshire Care.
Children with particular medical or social reasons.

Children with older brothers or sisters in the school.
Children resident within the Wincham School Catchment Zone.
Children living nearest the school.

You can view the latest Cheshire West And Chester Admissions Policy at

www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/admissions

Or contact CWAC by telephone 0300 123 7039 or by email.

We have a 26-place nursery and provided we can offer a placement, nursery children can be admitted the term after their third birthday. Additional places are available in the Caterpillars Pre-School group. For more information see our Foundation page.

There is one intake into our Reception Class each September. All these children will become 5 years old by the 31st August of the following year. Parents of younger children do have the option to defer entry to the reception class until the following January in the Spring term.

If your family has moved to Wincham or Pickmere or are considering relocation, then please contact the school as soon as possible to arrange a meeting to discuss transfer arrangements.

Admission induction arrangements

Every effort is made to ensure that children settle quickly and happily into both nursery and school. Intakes to the nursery are staggered initially, enabling staff to give children more attention during their first weeks. Shorter sessions can be arranged if children experience difficulty in settling. Before starting school, all children will have had at least two preliminary visits. A settling in period is planned for the first few weeks of term beginning with half days and then gradually lengthening the school day until children are happy to stay for a full day.