Joining Tarporley CE

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

Moving into the area?  Looking for school places?

We currently have vacancies in Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 5 

Reception Admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they are due to start primary school in 2024. You can apply online at CWAC from 1st September 2023. 

We have the capacity to 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 of 22 and 23.

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 website.


In Year Admissions

Applications for places in all year groups, including reception during the school year, are managed by the school.

Please contact Mrs Jan Lovelock or Mrs Jane Taylor in the school office on 01829 708188 for further information.

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.

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

During the Summer holidays, applications made after 17th July will not be visible to the school until 1st September. If you are applying between 17th July and 1st September for a school place, please complete the online form and then email  so checks can be made when the applications are available. Emails will be checked sporadically throughout holiday periods.

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Would you like to visit our school from the comfort of your own home.

Join us on a virtual tour where you can walk through our beautiful school.

We hope you enjoy it.

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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 Selwyn and become familiar with the school environment. This makes transition to school a much smoother process with the children already confident in the classroom.

To book a place please call 01829 708188  or email

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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