Skip to content ↓

Waterwells Primary Academy


Admissions – joining our school

We appreciate that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions parents have to make, and we want to be able to help make this a straightforward process for you.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please contact the school office where we can often give you the latest place availability in year groups, the application procedure and also make an appointment for you to visit to see our school.

Applying for a Reception class place

If you are applying for a Reception class place then why not come to one of our open days to see our school and how we work. 
Use the link below to see our reception open day events.

Applying for a place during the school year

In-Year Applications

To apply for a place at Waterwells Primary Academy other than at the specified dates of entry, parents should contact the school to obtain the In-Year Admission Form. The In-Year Admission Form should be completed and returned directly to the school.

Where there are more applicants than places available, the school will maintain a waiting list according to the oversubscription criteria detailed in the school’s admission arrangements without regard to the date the application was received or when a child’s name was added to the waiting list.

Positions on waiting lists may go down as well as up. This is because other children might be added to the waiting list who have a greater priority for a place against the school’s admission criteria; for example, when new families move into the area or when other families who had not previously named Waterwells Primary Academy as a preference, ask to go on the waiting list after the initial allocations date.

Waterwells Primary Academy is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. The Greenshaw Learning Trust admissions policy can be found on the trust website here. The GLT admissions page can be found here.

Admission arrangements for September 2025/26

In accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021, the Greenshaw Learning Trust has consulted on the admissions arrangements for Waterwells Primary Academy for entry in September 2025/26. The consultation closed on 17th January 2024.

The main changes are:

  • Inclusion of a Supplementary Form for Exceptional Medical and Social applications
  • Inclusion of a priority for Children of Staff
  • Alignment in the order of priorities within the admission arrangements to mirror all other Greenshaw Learning Trust schools
  • Amendment of the criteria definitions in line with all Greenshaw Learning Trust schools

Please click here to view the determined admission arrangements for the school.