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Ashurst is a very popular school. Our annual published Admission Number for Reception is 30 each year.

Ashurst is a very popular school within the area.  

Our annual published Admission Number for Reception is 30 each year. Application for admission into Reception need to be made direct to St Helens Council. Should your child not receive a place at Ashurst you need to contact school admissions at St Helens Council who will direct you through the process of appeals.

Admissions will be made according to St. Helens’ Admissions Policy. A copy of the policy and the admissions form can be obtained from the school office from the end of September.

Parents are always welcome to visit school, to look around and to ask questions about the way we do things here.

In our security conscious world it is better to telephone first to make an appointment in order that Lisa Houghton (Headteacher) or another member of staff may make themselves available to guide you around school.


Primary School Places



If your child turns 4 between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024, he or she will transfer to primary school in September 2024.  From Wednesday 27 September the website www.sthelens.gov.uk/admissions is open for parents who wish to apply online.

You will be notified on 16 April 2024 confirming your child's school place.

The closing date for you to submit your application is 15 January 2024.

Before submitting your application, please read the Primary Parent Booklet (PDF) [9MB] which contains useful information about the application process, including: how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with.

Deferred entry to primary school

Parents may request that their child's entry be deferred until later in the school year following their fourth birthday, providing they do not defer beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age.

Children born in the summer term are not required to start school until a full year after the point at which they could first have been admitted - the point at which other children in their age range are beginning Year 1. In all cases, parents will be advised to discuss any request for deferred entry with the relevant primary school.



Why Should I Apply On-Line?

Some of the benefits of applying online are:

  • it’s quick and easy to use
  • you can apply from home 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • there is no risk of your application being lost in the post
  • you can change your preference up to midnight on the published closing date
  • you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received
  • the offer of a school place will be sent via email so you do not have to wait for the post

If you wish for your child to transfer to us in-year, you will need to contact the Local Authority in the first instance.


Applying for a place in the School Nursery


Applying for January, April and September nursery admission

You can apply for admission the term after your child's third birthday. If your child was born on or between:

  • 1 September and 31 December, you can apply for January admission.
  • 1 January and 31 March, you can apply for April admission.
  • 1 April and 31 August, you can apply for September admission.

Please click on the link below to apply:

St Helens Council Nursery Admissions

However, if you are interested in securing a place for your child please feel free to contact the school on 01744 678150 and speak with the office staff or Mrs O'Brien as Early Years Leader.