If you are considering sending your child to our school you are most welcome to visit the school during normal school hours. An appointment to see a member of the Senior Leadership Team may be made at the school office. Admissions criteria are according to Cheshire West and Chester Admissions policy

Pupil Admission Number (PAN)

Whitby Heath has a PAN of 60.

This means that each year group has a maximum of 60 pupils per year group.

When can my child start school?

Children are normally admitted to school in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents are asked to complete a registration form and return it to the Local Authority by a set date each year in order to register their child for their Reception year.

This may also be undertaken online:

Telephone: 0300 123 7039 (Option 2 for school admissions) 


Please check details on the Cheshire West and Chester website regarding admission dates. 

In Year Transfers : a move from one school to another after your child has started their school.

It is requested that any family wishing to request an in year transfer from a school in the Ellesmere Port Locality ensure they have discussed their reasons with the Head Teacher of the school they will be leaving.

Transfers are to be requested via the Local Authority CWAC admission site, the contact details above. Please complete the 'IN YEAR' school admission form this will  be emailed directly to the school. On receipt the school will contact you to discuss the place requested. Confirmation of a place will be writing after a discussion with the Head Teacher. It is expected that a preliminary visit to the school would take place, before any confirmation takes place.

Whitby Heath Primary School follows the Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) guidance for holding an 'expression of interest list' and the process of using this in an event of a space becoming available. Please see the attached document.

Over-Subscription: If the 'in year ' applications for the school is over subscribe, Whitby Heath Primary School follows the CWaC guidance. Please see the attached document. 

Admissions to Whitby Heath Pre School

Places at the Whitby Heath Pre School- this is an independent pre school which operates within the school and is run by S4YC Education.   For details about this facility please look at the information under our community tab.

To contact the pre school manager to discuss admission to the pre school please contact Paula Adolph: / 07581 975534 who will promptly deal with your enquiry.

Transfer to High School.

Parents are requested to submit their first, second and third choice to the Local Authority using the cheshire West and Chester Admissions contact details shown above.

Children from Whitby Heath usually transfer to The Whitby High School,  UCEA (University of Chester Ellesmere Port Academy), The Ellesmere Port Catholic High School.

Children with an EHCP will discuss High School transfer as part of Year 5 annual review, this will be with support from SENCO, Mrs Ellison.

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