Children are required by law to attend school from the start of the term following their fifth birthday. This school admits children earlier than that as part of the policy of the Local Education Authority. Children are admitted to school in the September after they reach their fourth birthday. Earlier admissions are exceptional and are a matter for the Halton Local Education Office.
If a Halton community or voluntary controlled school becomes oversubscribed, places will be allocated in accordance with the following criteria:
1) Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
2) Siblings – pupils with elder brothers or sisters including half brothers and sisters and unrelated children living together as part of the same household, already attending the school and expected to continue in the following year.
3) Pupils living nearest to the school measured using an Ordnance Survey address-point system which measures straight-line distances in metres from the address point of the school to the address point of the place of permanent residence of the pupil.
Windmill Hill Primary School operates Halton LA’s admissions policy and as such all areas of school admission are coordinated by HBC.