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Wheatley Lane Methodist VA Primary School

"With God's help, we do all we can to be the best we can be".

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Wheatley Lane Methodist VA Primary School is an amazing place to learn  and I am proud to say that staff are extremely hard-working and committed, going the "extra mile" for our children resulting in happy, well-behaved children and high educational standards. The Christian ethos is central to everything that we do and our Methodist roots ensure "all are welcome."

So what does Wheatley Lane expect of pupils and parents?

It's important that parents understand that we are a Christian school, even if they worship in another faith or are of no faith. 

It's also important for parents to note that we have high expectations of children in terms of behaviour and effort and that we expect support from parents, with whom we foster good relationships.  We expect parents to work well with us, being respectful and co-operating positively with staff, supporting good standards of behaviour, bringing children to school on time every day, and supporting their child's education by reading with their child at home, and doing simple homework such as learning number facts or learning spellings. We make no apologies for being quite traditional in that we expect good behaviour and hard work from our children and we expect parents to share our expectations if they wish their child to have a place in our heavily oversubscribed school.

We will do our very best to ensure your child and  family is given all the support they need to flourish and thrive during your time with us.

If you think that Wheatley Lane sounds like the right school for your child, feel free to get in touch for a chat and a look around.


The arrangements for the admission of pupils to primary schools in September 2024 will, as far as possible, conform to the following timetable.

1 September 2023 - Apply from this date

School places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis. All applications received up to the closing date are given equal priority, but if you miss the deadline, a late application may reduce your chance of getting your preference of school.

15 January 2024 - National closing date for primary applications (statutory).

During this period all applications are processed and all preferences are considered against the published admissions policy. Where there are more applications than places available, decisions are made as to which children should be offered the available places. We will liaise and exchange information with all other admission authorities including neighbouring local authorities. The allocation and offer of a primary school place is finalised.

16 April 2024 - Offers issued to parents

(The national offer date is 16 April, if this date falls on a weekend or a bank holiday, offers are sent the next working day.)

If you are not happy with an initial offer, the appeals period starts from your receipt of the offer. Appeal information will be issued later as this allows some time for reserve lists to operate.

Appeals which we receive after the deadline will be slotted into the schedule where possible. We cannot guarantee this however, and late appeals may have to be heard after the agreed date at a second round of hearings. The schedule is subject to change depending upon the availability of appeal panel members, clerks, venue, etc.


Admission Arrangements 2024

In Year Applications

For all requests for a place outside of the normal admission arrangements please complete the form above and return to school. In the event of a place not being available you will be informed of the process for appeal.

Admission Arrangements 2025