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If you would like your child to attend our school and start in reception or an in year application, please see full details of the Local Authority's admission arrangements by clicking the link below. You can also find information on the Staffordshire procedures by clicking on the link.


Our Pupil Admission Number (PAN) in each year group is 15.


When you can apply for a place in the Reception Class?


You need to apply for September 2025:

  • if your child's fifth birthday is between 1 September 2025 and 31 August 2026 for a place at first, infant or primary school


The quickest and easiest way is to apply online. Online applications are best done on a PC or laptop.

You can apply online from 1 November 2024. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2025.

Note: you must apply for a place by 15 January 2025 even if you have an older child already attending your preferred school.


When you can apply for a place in the Nursery?


Children join Betley CE Primary Nursery at the beginning of the Autumn Term (in September). The maximum number of children for the Nursery session is 15.  Nursery provision is three hours per day; 9am to 12pm.  This provides the 15 funded hours.  Wrap around care is also available from the school from 12pm-3.25pm for £12.50 a session. 


The school also offers the full 30 hours Nursery provision - full details are available during our Open Mornings,  by contacting the school office or following the link below (Nursery provision). 


How to apply for a Nursery place?


The Nursery admissions process opens up on 1st January 2024 and closes on 12th April 2024. Applications for Nursery should be made directly with Betley CE Primary School who will be administering the Nursery application process. Places will be offered by ourselves and will follow our admissions policy. Places will be offered on the 26th April 2024.

Please contact us if you have missed the dates above