We are delighted that you are interested in St Anne's Catholic Primary School.  Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child.  We are here to help you through this process. On this page you will find out how to apply for a place at St Anne's Catholic Primary School. 

St Anne's Catholic Primary School is a very good primary school. Our pupils are offered a wide range of opportunities and experience high levels of success. Our pupils reach their potential and grow into self assured and confident learners. As a catholic school we work in partnership with children, parents, governors, staff and with our church St Anne's in Nantwich.

In order to fully appreciate the high standards we have and the opportunities we offer at St Anne's we invite all prospective parents to visit us to meet our wonderful children and to see the school in action. Dates for personal tours and open days are listed below. 


If your child is starting in Reception in September 2024 and you would like to know more about our school, Mrs Ferguson, the Headteacher, will be holding personal tours throughout the autumn term. You will have the opportunity to meet Mrs Ferguson or Mrs Catchpole, the Deputy Headteacher, have a tour of the school, meet our wonderful children and teachers and ask any questions and find out more about our St. Anne's family.

As well as this, there will be open days where you will have the opportunity to visit the school and meet staff during the course of a weekend. 

Please contact the office on or ring school on 01270 260783 (during term time) if you would like to join us on one of our open days or personal tours. 


Open Days

Saturday 7th October - 10am - 12pm


Personal Tours (30/ 45 minutes approx)

Tuesday 3rd October - 1.30pm

Friday 13th October - 9.30am

Tuesday 31st October - 1.30pm

Friday 10th November - 9.30am

Wednesday 15th November - 1.30pm

Monday 20th November - 1.30pm

Tuesday 28th November - 10.00am

Friday 8th December - 10.00am

Tuesday 12th December - 1.30pm


We look forward to meeting you and showing you our wonderful school.


Application process for applying for a school place in September 2024

The Governing Body is the school admissions authority however Cheshire East co-ordinates all admissions arrangements on behalf of the governing body. All applications for a Reception class place for September 2024 need to be applied via Cheshire East on the following link: 

The window for applications opens on 1st September 2023 and closes on 15th January 2024. Offers of a school place for your child will be made to you on 16th April 2024 by the Local Authority on behalf of the school. Please also complete our Supplementary Information Form and send into school by 15th January 2024 if you wish to apply under oversubscription criteria 1 to 2 or 4 to 6 as stated in the 2023-2024 policy. 


Information regarding 'In-Year' Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at St. Anne's Catholic Primary School at any time outside the admission round and your child will be admitted where there are available places. Parents seeking a place at St. Anne's ‘in year’ will be required to complete the Cheshire East Council ‘in year’ application form.

CLICK HERE to complete the online application form which you can also access via Cheshire East's website.  You can also apply for an 'in year' place via the telephone or phone to request a hard copy of the application form on 0300 123 5012.

We do encourage you to contact the school first to ascertain if there are any places available in the required year group before applying for a place via the Local Authority's website. 

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements will be applied.


2024-2025 Admissions arrangements

1. Catholic Looked after and previously looked after children. 
2. Catholic children who are resident in the parish of St. Anne’s. 
3. Catholic children who are resident in the parish for whom St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School is the
nearest Catholic school. 
4. Other Catholic children. 
5. Other looked after and previously looked after children. 
6. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. 
7. Any other children.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and parents asked to complete the following form. 

Supplementary Information Form

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. Applications for appeal should be submitted within 20 school days from the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful. 

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the local authority on

For information on admissions please click on (this link will take you to the School Admissions page of Cheshire East Council).

The Cheshire East Council's information booklet:  


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St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 260783

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