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.

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.

Click here to go to  the Cheshire East Admissions webpage


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.

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 In-Year Admissions.