Prospective Parents


Prospective Parents

Shocklach Oviatt Church of England Primary School has three classes. Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are together in the Foxes class. Year 2 and 3 are in Squirrels class and Y4,5,6 are in Badgers class. As a Local Authority maintained school, our admission criteria are the same as for any other Cheshire West and Chester community school with the Local Authority determining admissions and over-subscription criteria.

Opening hours

Children are welcomed into school from 8.45am and the register is taken at 8.55am.
The school day finishes at 3.15pm.
This is 6 hours and 20 minutes per day which is 31 hours and 40 minutes per week.

School has consulted all stakeholders and from September 2024, the school day will be from 8:50am to 3:20pm, a total of 32.5 hours.

If your child is due to start in our Reception class at the usual starting time of September, the Local Authority will deal with your admission. You can contact them in a number of ways:

School Admissions

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Wyvern House

The Drumber



Telephone: 0300 123 7039


The Local Authority’s Admissions page can be found by clicking here.

The school’s published admission number (PAN) is 12.

If you are looking to move your child to Shocklach Oviatt Primary School during the academic year, please contact Mrs Kelly at the school office and she will send you an in-year admission form or link.

Nursery Places

Our school Nursery provides a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment with most of the sessions taking place outdoors in our Woodland Classroom. Our experienced and dedicated Early Years Team will very quickly build strong relationships with your child and help them to grow both academically and emotionally. In our Foundation Stage Unit, nursery provision is as follows; five days per week, 8:45 a.m. to 3pm, 38 weeks per year. We aim to be flexible to suit all needs, so offer both half days and full days depending on number of spaces available. Nursery applications are dealt with in-house. Please email or telephone 01829 250 285 to express an interest and we will organise a viewing when it is safe to do so.

Secondary School

We are proud to be a partner school with Bishop Heber High School. This year due to Covid 19 restrictions, the annual Open Day could not take place in the usual way. Please click on the link below to learn about the wonderful learning experiences on offer through their virtual tour.

To apply for a secondary school place click the following link.