At J H Godwin Primary School and Stepping Stones Nursery there are currently places for children from the ages of 2-11 years. Please call 01244 259 666 to book a tour of the school and a meeting with the Headteacher- Nic Wetton.

If you would like to apply for a place in our school during the school year and your child is aged 5-11 please complete the IN YEAR APPLICATION FORM- via a link to the Cheshire West and Chester web page here:


New starters for Reception (aged 4-5 years) for September 2021 please follow the link to the Cheshire West and Chester Application process:

September 2021

Starting school in September 2021 KEY DATES:

1 September 2020

Application process starts - online application facility open, booklet available containing important information regarding the admissions process

15 January 2021

Closing date for application forms to be returned to the Council

16 April 2021

Online applicants can view the school place offered by logging into their online account - offer letters posted

17 May 2021

Closing date for appeal applications

By 19 July 2021

Appeal hearings (on time applicants)

For Stepping Stones Nursery Admissions for children aged 2-4 please contact nursery manager Janette Trenholme:  01244 372446    FB – Stepping Stones Preschool

Appeals Guidance:

Choosing your child’s primary or secondary school can be a difficult decision for you to make. The law does not give you a choice of school but it allows you to ‘express a preference’. In Cheshire West and Chester most parents and carers get a place for their child the school they want. However, occasionally demand is higher than there are places available; therefore, some parents are refused a place for their child.  If this happens you have a legal right to appeal.

For help with appeals click here.

Where to find help

Preparing your child for school

For help preparing your child for school please see the West Cheshire Children’s Trust School Readiness booklet. School readiness can mean different things to different people. The aim of the booklet is to provide an understanding of how parents, carers and practitioners can help children to be ready for school.

School Readiness Information Booklet

Quotes from our parents:

'Just wanted to say how absolutely amazing the school and each and every staff member have been through this awful pandemic.
When the children were in school fully it was so well organised and I couldn’t have been more happy sending my daughter into school.'

Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road
Headteacher: Mrs Nic Wetton

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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