Proposed AET Admissions Arrangements and Policy for 2023-2024 

In line with the statutory duty of admissions authorities to consult on amendments to admissions arrangements, please find attached documents:

  • AET consultation document and
  • Proposed AET Admissions Arrangements and Policy for 2023-2024 which refers to school admissions from September 2023 and onwards.

These are also available on the Aspire Educational Trust website -

As a statutory consultee, we invite you to comment on the proposals in the consultation period which will run for a 6-week period from, 7th December 2021.

Comments will be considered by the Board of Trustees of the Aspire Educational Trust after the consultation period ends on 18th January 2021 prior to determination and publication.

Please forward any comments with the subject line AET PRIMARY AND NURSERY CONSULTATION to

How do I get a place for my child?

We welcome enquiries from parents of children at any age, and encourage you to visit us as many times as you wish with your child before they start school.  An open day is also held during the Autumn term each year to help parents make their choice for the following September. The admissions process is administered by Cheshire East Council and an application should be made before mid-January of the year your child is due to start school in September.

The deadline for entry into school for September 2021  has now passed. Offers will be made by Cheshire East Council on 16th April 2021 and all EYFS places are placed by Cheshire East Council.  Please click this link to go to the EYFS 2021 page of the website. 

Click here to go to  the Cheshire East Admissions webpage

Admission for entry into school for September 2022 open on 1st September 2021. We are holding two Open Days this year - Friday 8th October and Wednesday 24th November 2021. There's no need to book; just turn up! School is open from 9.30 - 11.00am and 1.30 -3.00pm on both days.  

When does my child have to start school officially?

Cheshire East Council’s admission policy for all its primary schools is as follows:-
“Any child reaching the age of 5 between 1st September and 31st August may be admitted full time to school on the first day of the Autumn term in September.”
We encourage parents to admit their child on the first day of the Autumn term as this does help children settle and make friends early on. We are very aware of the needs of young children and are flexible in our approach so that children feel happy and secure.

Admission Policy 2022/23

This policy will apply to all admissions between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023. It will be used for allocating places for September 2022 as part of the main admissions round for reception. Cheshire East's fair access protocol will be applied alongside the policy to secure admission of vulnerable pupils from specific groups.


Appeals for Reception Intake received by the closing date are normally held during May to July each year.   Please follow this link to read the Cheshire East appeals process.

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

In year appeals must be lodged 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. Notification of the appeal hearing will be sent to appellants 10 school 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.

You will normally be notified of the Panel’s decision in writing no later than 5 working days after the hearing being completed. Decisions of Appeals Panels are final and binding.

Procedures for Admission Appeals until September 2022

Older children joining Peover Superior

If you wish your child to start at Peover Superior at any time other than in the September of their Reception year, then please contact the school for a visit and apply through the Cheshire East Council admissions team. Click here to go to Cheshire East Admissions.