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Admissions & Transfers


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Townfield Nursery 

Admission to Townfield Nursery for children aged 3-4, can be done by requesting a copy of our admission form from the school office or by emailing   Please note admission to our nursery does not entitle any nursery children to automatically meet our school admissions criteria. Admissions to Nursery are coordinated by school and not the Local Authority, as with school applications and transfers.  Our Nursery Admissions Policy can be found below. 


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Townfield Primary School Admissions

Admission to Townfield Primary School can be done by done at the following educational stages for a child:-

1. a child who will be of the appropriate Reception age (aged 4 and over in the September of that academic year); or 

2. a child wishing to transfer during any other time within the school year and can be done by requesting an "in year transfer" via the Local Authority.   


Townfield Primary School are their own admission authority (via Local Academy Councillors / School's Governing Body).  In relation to admissions, Wirral Local Authority acts as the School's Admission Co-ordinator only.  As they co-ordinate all our applications, all applications must be submitted via them, using the Citizen Portal.  See the Local Authority website for more details.    The Admissions Department at Wirral can be contacted be contacted on 0151 666 4600 or  


For admission arrangements in relation to students with disabilities, please refer to our Accessibility Plan - see our SENDCo page for full details. 



Reception Applications - children starting their educational journey 

You can check you are within Townfield Primary School's catchment area via the following link Wirral Council Catchment Checker.    

Please see here for an extract of the Local Authorities policy booklet detailing our admissions policy or below named "TPS Admissions Policy via Wirral Local Authority 2022-2023".



Admission arrangements for Reception children are made through the Local Authority directly. Although they deal with our admissions directly, we can confirm that once a child is of the appropriate age to apply for an Reception (Foundational 2) place, parents are normally notified by leaflet of the application process which is done through the Local Authority - admissions portal (Apply for a Primary School Place - Reception children starting September 2022).  The deadline for applications is 15th January 2022 and the notification date for application decisions will be sent out 10th March 2021.    

See the Wirral Council Reception places timetable below. 

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Secondary School Applications - Year 6 Leavers  

For Year 6 children leaving to start Secondary School, please refer to the Local Authority website for full details - here

Details of the Local Authority Timetable relating to Secondary School Admissions can be found below. 


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Transferring to Townfield Primary from another school - continuing your child's educational journey

Transfers are also dealt with by the Local Authority.  Transfer Request information and application process can be found on the Local Authority website apply for a transfer to a Wirral primary school   You will need to scroll down the page to the section headed, "Apply for transfer to a Wirral primary or secondary school". 


The Local Authority will generally ask that you speak to school to see if there is any availability for an in year transfer and we will be more than happy to answer any queries, however any applications must be made through the Local Authority using their Citizen Portal facility.  School cannot formally deal with any transfer request until we have received this from the Local Authority, as they are our admissions coordinators.   The Admissions Department at Wirral can be contacted be contacted on 0151 666 4600 or   


Please note if you are requesting an in year transfer, we can only accept applications, provided this does not take us over the maximum class numbers as per Government Legislation. 


Transferring from to Townfield Primary to Another School  

In the event you are transferring a child at Townfield to another school, in accordance with our Attendance & Punctuality Policy, you are requested to provide school with the following in order that we can fulfil our obligations as a MAT and inform the LA :-

  • provide the Attendance Officer or School Officer with comprehensive information about your plans,
  • should the transfer request be related to a house move, please provide details of your new address and contact numbers
  • details of your child's new school and start date as soon as this is known
  • any other relevant information related to a school transfer 

The above information should be provided in writing.  Failure to do so could result in your child being classed as missing in education; this requires school to then carry out investigations and try to locate your child, which includes in liaising with Children's Services, the Policy and other agencies.  


Townfield - Published Admissions Number

At our last school census our numbers on roll were

  • Nursery               54
  • Main School      457 
  • Whole School    511

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Townfield Primary School

Townfield Lane, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 2LH

T: 0151 652 8498


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