School Admissions

All of our school admissions for children starting school, or those transferring to school, are handled centrally by Cheshire East Council

However, we love showing people around Buglawton and we think it is really important that you come and see us at work to get a flavour of our school. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact the school office on 01260 633080 or email

To apply for a school place for your child, please contact Cheshire East Admissions on 0300 123 5012 - if your child is due to start in Reception in the next academic year, you should automatically receive information about how to apply for your child's school place from Cheshire East. If you haven't, please contact them on the number above. 

As a maintained school, we follow the Cheshire East Local Authority Admissions Guidance. Further information can be found by clicking here, or by contacting

Important Dates

If your child is due to start school in September 2021, please make a note of the dates below:

Application Process Starts 1st September 2020
Closing Dates for Applications 15th January 2021
Offers Released to Parents 16th April 2021
Deadline for Accepting or Declining Places 30 April 2021
Appeals Application Deadline 17th May 2021
Appeal Hearings  By 16th July 2021

East Cheshire Admissions apply criteria for applications.  The criteria applied (in order) this year were:

1) Children with siblings already in school

2) Living in the catchment area

3) Distance from the school

The 2020 Catchment area for Buglawton Primary School is shown below:

Preschool Admissions 

We currently offer 15 and 30 hour funded places and top-up places for 3 and 4-year-olds in our fantastic Preschool facility.

If you would like your child to attend our preschool, please contact the school office on 01260 633080 to discuss your requirements.

Please see our Preschool page for further details and to see the wonderful things taking place!

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