Admissions to the school are administered by Calderdale Local Authority, details can be found here. The published admission limit is 17 children for the reception year at our school.

Admissions to Reception – children are presently admitted to school at the beginning of the school year (September 1 to August 31) in which their fifth birthday falls. Parents seeking a place at the school should register their interest with the school office. All parents registering an interest at our school will be invited to an Open Day and provided with an application pack in the November before the child is due to start school. Places are offered by the local authority, usually around Easter. If your child is offered a place you will be invited to an Information Evening where you will have the opportunity to meet the staff, visit the classroom and find out more about our school. Your child will also be invited to visit and spend time in his/her new class on ‘Transition Day’, usually a Friday in July, and you will have the opportunity to visit.

Admissions to other age groups – parents seeking a place are asked to contact the school in the first instance to enquire about availability of places. If appropriate, arrangements will be made for parents and pupils to visit school and agree a suitable start date. Care is taken in settling in new pupils, to ensure the transition between schools is managed effectively.  In year transfers are managed by Calderdale MBC Admissions Team.  For more details follow:

The school is committed to equal opportunities. Admissions for pupils with disabilities are arranged in full consultation with parents, carers and external agencies to ensure the child’s needs can be fully met. Where the child is in receipt of a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan (EHC)  and the Authority has named our school as necessary to meet the child’s needs, the child would be in the first priority category for admission.


Click here for more information or see the Calderdale website where applications can be made online.


Starting school

Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 are eligible to begin Reception class in September 2023. Applications for a Reception place must be made between 17th November 2023 and 15th January 2024.  Applications are made to Calderdale Council, not directly to school.

Offers of Primary School places for September 2024 will be made on 16th April 2024.

For all the information about school admissions in Calderdale, and to apply please click here


Starting nursery

Children are admitted to our Nursery class three times a year (September, January and after Easter) from the term following their 3rd birthday (or later). Full time and part time places are available, and full or half days, which is ideal for introducing children to the school environment.

If you want your child to start in Nursery, you apply directly to school. Contact us via email or ring 01422 842438 to arrange a visit and pick up an application form in the school office.

All 3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours free childcare per week, which equates to 5 half day sessions. Many families are entitled to 30 hours. Extra sessions cost £15.00 per half day.

Nursery is open Monday to Friday term time only.
Sessions times are: morning 9.30am to 12.30pm/afternoon 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Wraparound care can be provided by Colden Children's Club if required, please see the children's club section on the website for further details.  
Lunches can be provided by school at a cost of £2.80 per meal payable in advance - please see the school meal section on the website for further details, alternatively a healthy packed lunch can be brought in from home.

Please see our Attendance Guidelines under the Our School Tab - Statutory Information and Policies. 

For more information about free childcare please click here