As an academy, the school must consult on its admissions arrangements every 7 years. Please therefore see the proposed policy for admissions in 2023-24 and note there are no changes to the admissions criteria: Admissions Policy 2023-24 consultation
If you do have any comments on the draft document, please email them to [email protected]
The consultation period will run from Monday 29th November 2021 until Sunday 9th January 2022.
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 email [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 2021-22 (for use until 31.08.21)
Admissions Policy 2021-22 varied (for use from 01.09.21)
For September 2022 start
A child born between 1 September 2017 and 31st August 2018 is due to start primary school in September 2022.
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 2022
1st September 2021 – Reception admissions 2021 application opens
15th January 2022 – Reception admissions for September 2021 online application closes
15th February 2022 – Deadline for receipt of support documentation
16th April 2022 – Reception places offer released to view online
10 days from offer – Deadline for accepting or refusing a place
17th May 2022 – Appeal application deadline
16th July 2022 – Appeal hearings will be heard by (may be later because of coronavirus)
For all In Year School Admissions/transfers
Applications for school places ‘in year’ are for admission after 6th September 2022 (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 https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/in-year-applications.aspx.
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.
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.