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Admission Arrangements

This page relates to Reception to Year 6 admissions. For Pre-school admissions please see FS1 Preschool page

PAN (Published Admission Number) is currently set at 30.

Please see our Admissions Policy within the link below.  Even though we are an Academy, Pikemere School follows the guidelines and processes recommended by Cheshire East Council.

To enquire about a place in our Foundation Stage 1 (Pre School) please visit the Foundation stage section of our website.  If you have any questions please email or contact the school office on Tel. 01270 874237 .

If you require assistance with admissions either for a place in Reception or for a mid year transfer please email or contact the school office on Tel. 01270 874237 or  Cheshire East Admissions Team on Tel. 0300 123 5012.

If you wish to appeal for a place please complete an appeal form found in the link below and return it to Pikemere School

Admissions Policy 2022-23 varied

Admissions Policy 2023-24

Admissions policy 2024-2025

Appeal form

Attendance Policy 2022

EYFS Admissions Policy 2023-24

EYFS admissions Policy 2024-25


For September 2023 start

A child born between 1 September 2018 and 31st August 2019 is due to start primary school in September 2023.

An application for a school place from residents of English local authorities must be made on your ‘home’ local authority form, i.e. the authority where you live.  This applies if you want a place at Pikemere School, living within Cheshire East or at a school maintained by another English local authority.

An application and guidance notes for admission for a place in our Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) are made through the local authority, Cheshire East Admissions Team.


Timeline of Admissions For September 2023

1st September 2022 – Reception admissions 2023 application opens

15th January 2023 – Reception admissions for September 2023 online application closes

15th February 2023 – Deadline for receipt of support documentation

17th April 2023 – Reception places offer released to view online

10 days from offer – Deadline for accepting or refusing a place

17th May 2023 – Appeal application deadline

19th July 2023 – Appeal hearings will be heard


For all In Year School Admissions/transfers

Applications for school places ‘in year’ are for admission after 6th September 2023 (the first day of the school year) into any year group apart from Reception.   You will need to complete an ‘in year’ application form which is available from

If you wish to apply for a school in another local authority you will need to contact the relevant authority to find out how to make an application.


Appeals Deadlines and timetable

Normal Round Appeals (Reception)

Parents and carers have the right to appeal against a decision to refuse entry.  They can do so by sending an appeal form to the school by the appeals deadline.  An Appeal forms can be found within the link above.  Dates for appeal deadlines can be found on the local authority website Cheshire East Admissions Team.  Appeals lodge after these dates (late application for appeal) will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.  See link above to downloadable Appeal timetable.

‘In Year’ Appeals

Parents and carers have the right to appeal against a decision to refuse entry.  Appeal applications must be lodged with the school within 20 school days from the date of notification the application for admission was unsuccessful.  Appeals are normally heard within 30 school days from the date the completed appeal form is received by the school.

All Appeals

An independent panel hears all appeals.  The Appeal Panel’s decision is binding for all parties concerned.

Notification of the appeal hearing will be sent to appellants 10 school days in advance of the hearing.  If an appellant wishes to provide 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 the deadline.

Further details of appeal arrangements are set out in the revised Code Of Practice on School Admissions Appeals, which came into force in September 2004 and was updated February 2012.













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