Admission Arrangements

Applications for children starting school in Reception are submitted and dealt with centrally by Cheshire West and Chester Council here. For children starting school in September 2023, the closing date for applications is 15th January 2023. 

Applications for in-year transfers are the responsibility of the school. To enquire about a place and/or organise a visit to Capenhurst CE Primary School, please phone the school office on 0151 832 3750. You must let the Headteacher of your current school know you are planning to take your child out of school before you visit the new school. If you wish to apply, an application form must be completed, which can be accessed on the Cheshire West and Chester Council website. Parents will receive a reply within five working days of submitting an application with a decision either confirming a start date or a reason why a place cannot be offered. Parents have the right to appeal if the application is declined. The school is not allowed to maintain a waiting list.

For any children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) will be consulted to assist with any arrangements.

For further details about schools admissions, including catchment areas and oversubscription criteria, applying for a Reception place or an in-year transfer online please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council on 0300 123 7039 or visit