Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2LX

01625 466910

The Wilmslow Academy


Starting school for the first time is a very important step for both the child and the parent/carer.  We feel it is important that you get to know us and the school.  For this reason we would love to welcome you to visit us before your child starts school.  Please contact school to make an appointment to meet Mrs Clowes (Principal) who will explain the school’s core values, aims and the way we operate on a day to day basis.  She will also answer any questions you may have and give you an opportunity to tour the school during the school day.
For an appointment contact the school on…

Reception intake

Children are usually admitted to school into the Infants Department (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1) in September of the school year during which they become five.
In addition to looking around the school with the Principal, new Reception Parents are invited to an evening meeting during the Summer Term prior to children starting school.  We will also visit you at home which helps us to gain additional information about your child.  Information is also sought from your child’s pre-school setting. Arrangements are made for your child to make pre-school visits to promote as smooth and trouble-free induction  as possible.
Cheshire East Council are responsible for Reception admission procedures.  Parents/carers need to provide Cheshire East Council with their details by registering online, by telephone, email or in writing as follows:


Online - https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/admissions.aspx

Telephone - 0300 123 5012

Email - admissions@cheshireeast.gov.uk



Cheshire East Council

Children and Families Service

Floor 7

c/o Municipal Building

Earl Street


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In Year intake
If you would like to apply for a school place outside of September Reception intake, please contact the school office on 01625 466910 for details of class sizes and availability.
Once you know there is an available place you need to apply formally through Cheshire East Council via the following link;
Once this has been submitted, a copy will automatically be sent to both the first preference school and Cheshire East Admissions Authority. The school will then respond to you directly to offer your child a place or explain why the application has been unsuccessful.


Please read the policies below for further information regarding admission arrangements including our oversubscription criteria.

Aspire Trust Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Aspire Trust Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Aspire Trust Admissions Policy 2022-2023

Admission Appeals Timescales for 2022

In Year Appeal Form

The admission arrangements comply with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code


AET Admissions Consultation Outcome - 2023-2024  

The Aspire Educational Trust has consulted in line with the Admissions Code regarding amendments to admissions arrangements and the outcome and determined policy are available below: