Joining Tarporley CE

Would you like your child to be educated at Tarporley CE Primary School?

Moving into the area?

Looking for school places?

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they are due to start primary school in 2021 and you can apply online at CWAC from 1st September 2020. 

Due to the expansion of our school we can now take up to 45 pupils in our Reception cohort.  If 30 or less children are offered a place with us then we will have 1 Reception class however if up to 45 children are offered a place then we will have two Reception classes.

Once you have made your decision on the school you would like your child to join then applications must be made through the local authority, Cheshire West and Cheshire Council. For further information on admissions please click on 

The Cheshire West and Chester Council's information booklet  'Starting Primary School Admission Booklet' will also provide you with more information.

Cheshire  West  and  Chester  County  Council  policy  ensures  that  all  children  living  within  a  catchment  area  can  be offered a place at a school near to their home. However, parents can express a preference for a school which is not necessarily local to them. If the preferred school is below its admission limit for the relevant age group a place will be offered.

Where schools are over subscribed the priorities for admission are on the following basis:-

Pupils living within the school’s catchment area

Pupils with brothers or sisters in the school

Pupils for whom personal/domestic circumstances presented by parents justify, in the Authority’s view, admission to a particular school.

Pupils living nearest to the school.

Cheshire West and Chester Council are responsible for any appeals should we not have any available places in a year group. Details can be found on their wesite.


The admissions of children during the school year is  managed by the school. If you have a child you would like to attend our school please contact Mrs Jan Lovelock or Mrs Jane Taylor in the school office on 01829 708188 to inquire if we have any places. They will be able to talk you through the admissions procedure.

If you would like to know more about our school, please feel free to contact us to make an appointment to visit.  We will be delighted to show you around our fantastic school.


Due to the current restrictions in place we are able to offer individual socially distanced tours. We have also created a 'Virtual Tour' for our Reception Starters -2021 which gives you a flavour of our school building. You will find the link at the bottom of this page.

In Year applications are made online to the local authority via the following link: 'In Year School Transfer'

Click here to see our school e-prospectus


Stay and Play at Tarporley CE Primary 

Our Reception classroom and fantastic outdoor learning spaces will be opened up for children due to start in Reception Class the following September, with their parents or family members. Each session will last for 1 hour.  This is a fantastic opportunity for children to spend time with our reception teacher Miss Nicholas and become familiar with the school environment. This makes transition to school a much smoother process with the children already confident in the classroom.

The next dates for Stay and Play are:

TBC - Please contact the school office for more information

To book a place please call 01829 708188  or email

More information can be found on our Transition to Tarporley CE Page:

If, as a parent of a pupil attending our school or as a potential parent, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.


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Tarporley CE Primary, Park Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0AN

Tel: 01829 708188 | Email:

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