Thomas Willingale School and Nursery


Applications for Reception 2023 open on November 7th and the national deadline is 15th January 2023.


*You can apply for your Reception place by clicking the link below*


All applications received after 15 January 2023 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.


You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply later.

17th April 2023- National Offer Day (Parents are informed of the outcome of their application)




You have the right to appeal to an independent panel for a place at any of your preferred schools that haven’t offered you a place.


You should not reject the school offer you have until you have secured another place.


Infant size class appeals


This applies to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes where classes are limited to 30 children. If you’re appealing an infant size class limit, your chance of a successful appeal is very limited.

An appeal can only succeed if:

  • admitting an extra child would not breach the class size limit
  • your child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had complied with admissions law or were correctly and impartially applied
  • the admission authority’s decision to refuse a place was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case

What happens if you are not offered your preferred school place?

A short video to explain what to do if your child did not get into their preferred school.