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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

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The school admits children in accordance with the policy laid down by Gloucestershire Local Education Authority. The school can admit 90 children into the Reception year. If more than 90 applications are received, the LEA then decides which children should be offered places. Children are offered three full terms of education in their Reception year and most are admitted in the September following their fourth birthday. Legally, however, children do not have to be in school until the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday, so parents may defer the start of school until January or April if they wish.

As we are a maintained school, please contact the local authority using the links below to find out more about our arrangements for admissions. 

Further Information

For more information on admissions for new starters please click here.
Admissions to Y1 – Y6

If vacancies arise, children will be admitted during the school year, with priority given:

  • to brothers and sisters of children already on the roll of the school
  • to children who live nearest to the school
  • please download, complete and send the form into the school office.
For more information on in-year admissions please click here.
In-year Admissions form click here