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Reception Class Admissions

The application process for school places begins each September and closes in January.

Applications for Hermitage have to be made directly to Cheshire East Borough Council - admissions are no longer dealt with by school itself.  Cheshire East residents will be able to apply online via the Council's website.  Information Booklets, with applications included, will be available on request by contacting the Council.

The application dates for reception class in a primary school for September 2024 are below.  More information can be found on the Cheshires East admissions webpage: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/timetable-school-applications.aspx 


Primary Admissions

Online Application Forms available from

Closing date for Applications*

1st September 2023

15th January 2024

Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation

15th February 2024

Offers made

16th April 2024

Deadline for accepting or refusing places.

30th April 2024

Waiting lists prepared and vacancies re-allocated.

After 30th April 2024

Deadline for accepting or refusing a place

Closing date for appeal application

10 days from offer

14th May 2024

Appeal hearings (on time applications)

Heard by 19th July 2024

Appeal hearings- late applications

Within 40 days of appeal closing date where possible or 30 school days of appeal being lodged.

*Please note: If your application is received after the published closing detailed above, it will be recorded as ‘late’ and considered after all on-time applications. This could mean that your application is unsuccessful.

We hold an Open Morning each year, usually in October.  This is an opportunity to meet with the Headteacher and Governors of the school.  Dates for our next Open Morning will be available from the Calendar on our homepage once they have been confirmed.

In-Year Admissions

Applications for in-year admissions at Hermitage can now be made direct.  An Application Form, which can be downloaded from Cheshire East Borough Council's website, must be completed, these will then be forwarded to Hermitage to process  https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/apply-for-september-2022-school-place.aspx

Hermitage will notify parents and the Local Authority of decisions on applications.

The Council will be able to advise parents about whether we have spaces in our classes but if you would like to speak to school directly please feel free to give us a ring on 01477 532838.  We will be happy to arrange a convenient time for you to come and have a look round our school.

Admission Appeals

If you have been unsuccessful with an application for a place at Hermitage, you have a legal right to appeal to an independent appeals panel against the decision made by the admitting authority not to offer you a place in line with your preference.  Click here for Information about appeal.  For an appeal form see 'Files to Download' section above.

Admissions to the Resource Provision for ASC

Admission to the Resource Provision is organised by Cheshire East SEND Team. Your child must have a current EHCP that shows 'Resource Provision' being named in Section I. If your child's needs are to be met in a Resource Provision, please do contact us to disucss our SEND offer. Please contact school to arrange this. 

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