(Pupil Applications)

All Academies within Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust are highly aspirational schools for local children. They are schools with a distinct Christian ethos, however we do not require parents to attend church as an entry requirement. We simply want to offer the best education to any local child.

In-Year Places

Cuckoo Hall Academy is a very popular school and is therefore over-subscribed with long waiting lists in each year group. If you have moved into the area and require a school place from you will need to complete an In-Year Application Form. This is a universal form which can be used for any of our academies

The form is available from the academy office or by downloading and printing it from the link below.

This is the same process if you want to transfer to us from another school.

To download and print an In-Year Application Form, please click here:         In-Year Application Form


Reception Admissions: 2017-2018

If your child is born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 you should have completed an online Application Form.

The benefits to applying online are:
  • It is quick and easy;
  • You will get an email confirmation that your application has been received;
  • The system helps you check for errors;
  • The system has a series of security procedures which will prevent anyone seeing information they are not entitled to;
  • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the closing date;
  • You are able to submit the documents to confirm your child’s date of birth and address to your online application;
  • You will be able to find out the outcome of your application during the evening of 18th April 2017.


Nursery Admissions: 2017-2018

The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils into Nursery classes of Cuckoo Hall Academy and admits 120 pupils part-time to the Nursery.  If there are fewer applications for a place in the Nursery class than there are places available, everyone is offered a place.

After the admission of pupils with statement of Special Educational Needs naming the Academy, Governors use the following criteria to decide which children should be offered places when there are more children wanting to go to the Academy then there are places available.

Specifically, where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number for any relevant age group. These are set out below for all Academies.  The Academy Trust will consider applications against the criteria set out in the sub-paragraphs below. This does not apply to students with statements of Special Educational Needs where one of our Academy is named in the statement and these will be will be admitted first.

  1. Looked after children (as defined by Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted(Under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, Section 46), or became subject to a residence order (Under the terms of the Children Act 1989, Section 8) or special guardianship order (Under the terms of the Children Act 1989, Section 14A).

  2. Children of staff at the Trust Academy where they are employed:

    1. the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission is made; or
    2. the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

  3. Children with a sibling who is attending same Academy that is being applied for at the time of application and who will remain on roll at the time of admittance. Long term foster children will be accepted as siblings of the foster carers own children and other children in foster care at the same address. The children concerned must be living at the same address and evidence may be required to verify the sibling link. Priority within this group will be given in the following order:
    1. Children of twin/multiple births living at the same address.
    2. Other children
  1. Other children by distance with those who live closest to the School Entrance will be admitted first. Priority within this group will be given in the following order:

    1. Priority in category 4 will be to children of twin/multiple births living at the same address.
    2. Second priority in category 4 will go to those children who have brothers or sisters already at the school at the time of entry
    3. Third priority in category 4 will be to other children

If there are more applicants than places priority will be given, within this group, to those children who live nearest to the school entrance closest to their home, using the GPS co-ordinates for their home and the school gate.


If a tie-break is needed to determine who is admitted under criteria 4, if the distance is the same then the outcome will be decided by the drawing of lots. This process will be independently verified.


Please note that attendance in the Nursery classes at any Cuckoo Hall Academy Nursery provision, does not guarantee admission to the Academy for primary admission and that a separate application must be made for transfer from Nursery to Primary.



Please click on the link below to view our Admissions Criteria for either Nursery or Reception Class places:

Click here to view:    Nursery 2017-18 - Admissions Policy

Click here to view:   Primary Places 2017-18 - Admissions Policy


The Published Admission Number ("PAN") for Cuckoo Hall Academy is 120.

(The PAN is the number of pupils in each year group that the admission authority has agreed will be admitted without causing problems for the school.)


Admissions Appeal

If you would like to appeal against an admission decision please click here: Admissions Appeals