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 Reception Admissions


 When can my child start school?

 Your child can start school full-time in a reception class in the September of the academic year in which they become five. For September admissions, dates of birth should fall between:

1st September


31st August


How do I apply for a Reception place?

You must make an application even if your child is currently attending a nursery class or has an elder brother or sister attending the school. 

You can apply to a school via the following methods:

Online at - you will receive your decision by email


Who can apply?

Anyone with parental responsibility for a child. We expect parents to agree on school places before an application is made, and may demand evidence from you that this is the case. The local authority is not in a position to intervene in disputes between parents over school applications and will demand that these are resolved privately.


When should I apply?

You must apply for a school place for your child between November and January. Applications received after the closing date may only be considered after those applications that were received on time have been dealt with and may result in your child not being dealt with and may result in your child not being admitted to your preferred school/s.

When is the Closing Date?

Please visit the Staffordshire County Council website for details on the closing date.


For more information about our Reception Classes, please visit us on one of our open mornings.

To enquire, please call 01782 512301.


Thursfield Primary School
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01782 512301Thursfield Primary Schooloffice@thursfield.staffs.sch.ukChapel Ln, Harriseahead, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 4JL
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