Starting primary school is a big event in your child’s life. Houghton C of E School welcomes children aged 4 to 11 years of age to join the school in the September following their 4th birthday.


Admission to Reception:

All applications for Reception are made directly through Cumbria Council by either filling in the paper form at the back of the booklet “Choose a Cumbria Primary School – A guide for admission to primary schools In Cumbria” or by applying online. Application closing dates are published in the Cumbria Booklet each year.

Applying for an in year school place

If you need to change your child’s school during the academic year, i.e. other than at the usual transfer times above, you need to make an application to the School Admissions and Appeals Team.

Admission at Other Times

 Families do move into and out of the area, so there may be spaces in other year groups. Again this is handled by the LA, but we are happy to arrange for families to see the school and give support and information – please just telephone or email the school office.

If you have any queries with regards to Reception admissions or starting at our school please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Walton in the school office (01228 593992) or visit Cumbria County Council for school admissions.


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