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Most pupils enter at Nursery, and then progress through to Reception or as the children call it 'Big School'. Some pupils also join us at Reception and pupils are welcome at any age dependent on a place being available, although places in other years are limited and in years where there is no place available we operate waiting groups.

We encourage prospective parents and pupils to visit us both formally and informally to get a true flavour of the school. We hold various Open Events throughout the year, including a specific Nursery and Reception Open Evening, which prospective parents and pupils are most welcome to attend. A meeting with Mr Robert Duigan, the Headmaster, is also a key part of the admissions process.

Crackley Hall School Virtual Open Morning

On Saturday 6 March 2021 from 10.30am to 11.30am we hosted a Virtual Open Morning to give prospective families an insight into the many aspects of school life at Crackley Hall and the firm foundation we give our children for their future learning.

For more information and to receive a recording of the event please contact our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Jenny Vaughan on 01926  514410 or by email admissions@crackleyhall.co.uk.


"I would like to say a big thank you to you and all the staff there. Having moved schools my son started at Crackley unsure of himself and his abilities. In a year he has made tremendous improvement, both academically and personally and his confidence has gone through the roof. Most importantly he is happy and wants to come to school everyday and try his best. I couldn't ask for anything more. This is down to all of you and his classmates."

junior 2 parent

Our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Jenny Vaughan will be pleased to talk you through the admissions process and current availability, contact her on 01926 514410 or email admissions@crackleyhall.co.uk.

Why not take a look at Crackley Hall and Little Crackers Nursery's Admissions e-newsletter.  Filled full of information and news, it gives you a wonderful feel for school and nursery life, tells you about forthcoming events which are open to prospective pupils and their families and has plenty of helpful advice about the admissions process.

To view our latest Admissions Newsletter please click here.



reception 2021

Little Crackers applicants and siblings
Those already attending Little Crackers in the pre-school year, and siblings, are given priority for places in Reception. The deadline for taking advantage of this priority arrangement for Little Crackers and sibling Reception applications is Monday 23 November 2020. Please return your completed Registration Form with the
accompanying fee of £50 (non-returnable) by this date. Offer letters will be sent out first class on Monday 14 December 2020 with a Confirmation of Acceptance Form, which we ask you to complete and return to us together with a deposit of £300 by the acceptance deadline of Tuesday 5 January 2021.

External applicants (those attending nursery elsewhere)
External applicants interested in a place in Reception need to register by the deadline of Monday 1 February 2021; you will be invited to bring your child in for a taster session in pre-school once we have received your completed Registration Form and accompanying fee of £50 (non-returnable). Subject to availability and a satisfactory taster
session, offer letters to external candidates will be sent out first class on Friday 5 March 2021 with a Confirmation
of Acceptance Form, which we ask you to complete and return to us together with a deposit of £300 by the acceptance deadline of Monday 26 April 2021.

current reception to junior 6

Applications for places in the current Reception to Junior 6 will be treated on an individual basis as places are limited. In years where there is no place available we operate waiting groups. Please contact Jenny Vaughan, our
Admissions and Marketing Secretary to discuss these on an individual basis. Should the possibility of a potential place be available you will be invited in to meet with Mr Duigan, the Headmaster, then if appropriate you should complete a Registration Form and return it with the accompanying fee of £50 (non-returnable), after which time your child will be invited in for a taster day.

During the taster day children in Reception and Junior 1 will be assessed informally. Children in Junior 2 to 6 will be given assessments in Mathematics and English. Once a taster day is arranged, we will contact you to advise that we
plan to seek a reference from your child’s current school. Following the taster day, confirmation of a place being offered would be made in writing subject to a satisfactory reference being received.
To secure your place return your completed Confirmation of Acceptance Form with a deposit of £300 within 14 days of the date of the offer being made.

The final deadline for applications and completed registration forms for entry in September 2021 is Friday 21 May 2021. All incoming pupils need to have completed the admissions process by Friday 11 June 2021 to enable your child to attend our Induction Morning. (Although a place at Crackley Hall may become available after this date, and applications will be processed, we cannot guarantee availability of places.)


Note: Deposits are refunded after the end of the final term which the pupil spends at the school.



New pupils are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school, staff and fellow pupils when they are invited to our Induction
Morning in the Summer Term.