Children are admitted to Higher Walton CE Primary School in accordance with the Local Authority's policy, which is as follows: -

Children whose parents wish it may be admitted to the school from the beginning of the school year in which they become five years of age.

At this school, we have 17 places in each year group.

You are welcome to express an interest in your child having a place at our school at any time.  Just telephone Mrs Rourke, our office manager , who will be pleased to take your child's details, and arrange a suitable time for you to have a guided tour of our school if you so wish.

At this school, the Local Authority decide which pupils will be admitted each year, based on the following priorities in order:

  1. Children in public care at the time when preferences are expressed and those who have been previously looked after
  2. Children for whom the Local Authority accepts that there are exceptional medical social or welfare reasons which are directly relevant to the school concerned
  3. Children with older brothers and sisters attending the school when the younger child will start
  4. Remaining places are allocated according to where a child lives. Those living nearest to the preferred school by a straight line (radial) measure will have priority.


If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 they will start primary school in September 2024!

Applications must be made online to the Local authority via the following link:

Applications can be made from 1 September 2023 but all applications must be submitted by 15 January 2024.  

The Local Authority inform parents whether or not their application for a place at the school has been successful.  Official offers are issued on 16 April 2024 and available to online applicants later that evening.

The Local Authority also notify us on that date as to which children have been offered places at our school.  We then contact parents to confirm that you wish to accept the place you have been offered for your child.

Detailed guidance on how to apply for a place, and how to choose a school is provided on the admissions website.

When we know which children have been offered places to start in the following September, we contact their parents with regard to their child attending our pre-school group.

This group meets one afternoon a week in July before the children start school.  It gives the children chance to get to know their future class mates and teachers, and helps to ease the transition from home to school.

All our admissions are now handled by the local authority.  If you want to transfer your child to our school from another school, then you should contact the local authority admissions team and fill in an in-year application form.   The process for applying is given below: