Admissions for Pre-School Age Children

 Thank you for your interest in Great Chart Primary School.

***If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 please click here***

If your child was born after 31st August 2020, please click on this link to find out when they are due to start school and when you should apply.

Normally children attend their local primary school, to find out which are your local schools, please click here.

The admissions form that you will need to fill in is the official Common Application Form (RCAF). This will be available to fill in online at, usually between November and January the year before your child is due to start

Notices are usually placed in local papers, mentioned on radio stations and posters are usually displayed in and around the local community. Starting School Information Sessions at Great Chart are usually held in the Autumn term, details will be made available nearer the time. 

It is essential that the RCAF must be completed and submitted by the deadline indicated on the form for your child to be considered at any primary school. Should you require any further information regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

The Standard Number of children admitted into the Foundation year group at Great Chart Primary School is 60 per year, 30 children per class. If a school has more places than applications received, all children will be offered a place. However, if there are more applications than places available places will be allocated according to the admission criteria (below).

Admission Criteria