Welcome to St. Peter's CE Primary, Heswall! We are an Ofsted-rated GOOD school (2024) and a GOOD in all areas (2023) SIAMS-rated school!


Thank you for visiting our 'Admissions' Page.
Please contact the school office on 342 2556 and make an appointment to come and have a look around. Our door is always open and we are looking forward to meeting you and your family.

Admissions Arrangements

St Peter's C of E Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled school. The admission arrangements are the same as in Community schools where the Local Authority is responsible for all admissions.  Please find a link to the relevant section on the Wirral Borough Council here


Children usually start school in the school year (September – August) in which they will have their 5th birthday.  Parents will be required to apply for a place at our school between the beginning of September and mid December in the school year before they are due to start school (If your child is 5 between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 you will need to apply for a place at our school between September and December 2023) this is done through the LEA. Children whose parents have applied in this way and live in our catchment area will most likely be offered a place. The new code of admissions however means we cannot guarantee this, due to variations in parental preferences.


Children whose parents wish them to join our school during these years, and live in our zone will be granted a place only if there are less than 30 in these classes (45 in the year group)
Again children living in the catchment area will have priority.

KEY STAGE 2 (YEARS 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Children requiring a place in one of these years, and who live in the catchment area,
will usually have a right to a place.


All families who request an out of zone admission place will be considered for a place only if there are vacancies.

Further information about school admissions can be obtained from Pupil Services on 0151 666 4600.

OFSTED visited us in January 2019 - here are some of their comments...
"Within a Caring and Christian Ethos, Pupils are encouraged to thrive."
"Pupils are very proud of their school and enjoy their learning."
"You and Your staff provide a wide range of interesting experiences for pupils to develop their learning and confidence."
"Parents of the children in Early Years value how well their children settle."