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The Challenge Academy Trust is the admitting authority for Great Sankey Primary School and must allocate places in accordance with its determined admissions arrangements. 

In line with LA Policy, the School has one intake into Reception class in the September of each year.  The school academic year runs from 1st September to 31st August and children are admitted in the September prior to their fifth birthday.   Our official admission limit is 45.

Upon confirmation of a School place for the start of the academic year, parents and carers are invited to a welcome meeting in the Summer Term to discuss their child’s transition.  Here, parents and carers will have the opportunity to meet the Headteacher and Reception teaching and support staff.  Parents will be able to visit classrooms and have a look at examples of activities their children will be engaged in.  It is an informal, enjoyable event where parents and carers can meet others whose children will be starting school at the same time.  Children have the opportunity to visit their new class and meet their new teacher and classmates during the Summer Term before they are due to start school.

We hold annual Open Mornings & Afternoons in the Autumn Term specifically for parents of school children due to be admitted in the next academic year and these are published on the home page of the website once dates have been finalised.   

Further information on the Local Authority Guidelines for intake to Reception in September or in-year transfers and admissions can be found using the link below. The local authority is responsible for co-ordinating all admissions to the school. All relevant forms can also be found using the same link:


Or, contact:

School Admissions, Contact Warrington, 26/30 Horsemarket Street, Warrington, WA1 1XL

Telephone: 01925 446226

Email: schooladmissions@warrington.gov.uk

More information about in-year admissions (transferring your child from one school to another) is available by visiting the Council’s website via the link below. Once you have spoken with the school admissions team, the Headteacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team at our school will be happy to arrange a visit for you and your child to come and look around. 



School Admissions

Moving schools
Transferring your child to another school

If your child is refused a place at a preferred school

The majority of our learners transfer to Penketh High School with some also leaving us to go to Great Sankey High School and St. Gregory's High School. We work very closely with all high schools across a number of areas with the primary focus on a smooth, effective trnsition for our pupils. 
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