Admissions Arrangements

Woodhall Primary School and Nursery is a two-form entry school for children aged 3-11 years of age. The school is part of the Unity Schools Partnership.

Unfortunately, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are not able to offer visits to our school. However, for those interested in joining our nursery and/ or reception classes, we have created the next best thing, a video tour. To enjoy these, please click on the relevant link below:

Nursery Admissions

Reception Admissions

In-Year Admissions

Nursery Admissions

Our Lime Tree Nursery takes children from 3 years of age and has a PAN of 52. If oversubscribed, after the admission of children with an Education Health Care Plan naming Woodhall Primary School, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  • Looked after children
  • Siblings
  • Catchment area
  • Outside catchment area.

We offer children a morning, afternoon or all day placement.

Unfortunately, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are not able to offer tours of our school. However, we have put together the following video for you to meet some members of the team and to see what we have to offer. 

Lime Tree Nursery Virtual Tour

If you would like to apply for a place, please call the school office at any time during school hours on 01787 373661.

Finally, if your child is not yet 3-years of age, but you would like them to attend our nursery, we accept children on to our waiting list from their second birthday. Although we cannot guarantee a place, because of the above criteria, we do try to offer all children at least three terms in our nursery before entry to the main school.

Reception Admissions

In Reception we have a published admission number (PAN) of 60. We admit this number of children each year, if there are sufficient applications. In the event the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of children with an Education Health Care Plan naming Woodhall Primary School, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  • Looked after children
  • Siblings
  • Catchment area
  • Outside catchment area.

Unfortunately, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are not able to offer tours of our school. However, we have put together the following video for you to meet some members of the team and to see what we have to offer. 

Reception Virtual Tour

Having watched the video, if you would like to find out even more please call the school office at any time during school hours on 01787 373661. You can also attend one of the Q&A sessions that Mr Fuller is hosting. These can be booked via Eventbrite:  - Please register/ login and search for Woodhall to book a time which is convenient.

In-Year Admissions

For children wanting to join Woodhall during an academic year, an in-year application will need to be made directly to the school. For more information, please contact our school office on 01787 373661.  

At the point of submitting an in-year application we will need:

  • a completed application form – see attachment
  • see your most recent Council Tax bill, or if not available, your tenancy agreement or rent book.
  • see a utility bill, (gas, electric, water, landline phone)
  • see your child’s/ childrens’ birth certificate or passport showing their date of birth and full name.

Although we decide our admissions criteria, Suffolk County Council co-ordinates all normal year of entry admissions and will communicate all admissions decision to parents/ carers. Further details of the admissions procedure can be found in our Admissions Arrangements document below and on Suffolk County Council's website: http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/applying-for-a-school-place/