Please find below information on admission to Marlfields Primary Academy. Should you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to call the school office on 01260 633120 to speak to one of us. We also welcome you to visit us to see the school working.
Marlfields Primary Academy is an Academy Trust and the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority. The Admissions Policy has been designed to comply with the Schools Admissions Code 2021 and all relevant legislation, including that on infant class sizes and equal opportunities.
No child will be admitted over the PAN of 30 in a class, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Admissions to the Reception Year
Subject to the criteria set out below, children will be admitted in the September following their fourth birthday. Marlfields Primary Academy has an agreed admission number (the published admission number or PAN) of 30 pupils for entry in Reception. Marlfields Primary Academy will accordingly admit up to 30 pupils.
Places will be allocated by the Governing Body on the basis of applications received through the Cheshire East admissions system. This allows parents/guardians to apply for entry to any Cheshire East Primary School by means of the Cheshire East Primary School Common Application Form (CAF) available in the ‘Applying for School Places’ document published by Cheshire East Council (CEC) and on-line via the CEC website.
The school will offer places on a full time basis from the start of the Autumn Term.
In-year admissions will be handled by Marlfields Primary Academy. No child will be admitted over the PAN of 30, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please see the Cheshire East Website for details of how to apply for an in-year place.
Oversubscription Criteria for all types of admissions.
Once children with an Educational Health Care Plan naming Marlfields Primary Academy have been admitted, then places are allocated in accordance with the order of the following oversubscription rules:
An Admissions Panel that consists of 3 Governors and 1 Independent person not employed by Marlfields Primary Academy will apply the oversubscription criteria.
Fair Access Protocol:
Marlfields Primary Academy participates in Cheshire East LA Fair Access protocol. Please see the Cheshire East Website for further details.
Right of Appeal:
In the event of an unsuccessful application, parents have the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel against non-admission. Appeal forms can be requested from Marlfields Primary Academy. Where an in year application and subsequent appeal are unsuccessful, the Admissions Authority will not consider a repeat application within the same academic year unless there has been a relevant and significant change of circumstances relating to the application, or a place has become available in school. Please see the policy for further details.
Marlfields Primary Academy does hold a waiting list and parents are asked to keep in touch to find out if a place has become available.
Further information can be found in the ‘Applying for school places’ document produced by Cheshire East.
If you have any questions, please call 01260 633120.