Admissions

Nursery Admissions
Our school admission procedure is administered by St Helens Local Authority. All children, who are three years old, are entitled to receive up to 15 hours of free, Government funded childcare per week, over 38 weeks. Children are eligible the term after their third birthday. Our Nursery operates morning and afternoon sessions, three hours daily; 15 hours per week. Morning or afternoon places will be allocated by school once we have received information from the admissions department.

The times for morning and afternoon sessions are:
Morning: 9.00 am - 12.00 am
Afternoon: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Some children are eligible to receive up to 30 hours of free childcare; however, there is set Government criteria which parents need to meet in order to receive this. Visit the Childcare Choices wesite for information on 15 hour and 30 hour free child places for 3 & 4 year olds.

The session for children who are funded for 30 hours is 9.00 am – 3.30 pm.

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.

Parents may contact the school at any time to arrange a visit or to request more information. Please contact our school office on 01744734829 or ecclestonmere@sthelens.org.uk.

To apply, visit St Helens Nursery Admissions website.

Nursery Wrap Around Care
Our 30 hour places run from 9am- 3.30pm; Lunch is at the cost of £2.00 to pay for additional staffing costs. This is payable via the School Gatway app.

We offer a small number of places in our Breakfast Club and After-School Club. Places may be booked via the school office. The cost is £4 per hour and is paid via the school app. Both clubs provided a small snack and the children will have the opportunity to take part in a variet of play activties.

Breakfast Club runs from 7.50am-8.50am 
After-School Club runs from 3.30pm-5.30om. 

Before you apply:
Read our Nursery Welcome Booklet.
Read St Helens Nursery Education Booklet which contains useful information about the application process.
Clarify any issues you are not sure about with staff in the School Admissions team on 01744 671035 or email: schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk


Primary School Admissions
If your child turns four on or between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023, he or she can start primary school in September 2023. Classes will be allocated by school once we have received information from the admissions department. 

To apply for a reception place, visit St Helens Primary Schools Admissions website.

Before you apply:
Read our Reception Welcome Booklet.
Read St Helens Primary Education Booklet which contains useful information about the application process.  
Clarify any issues you are not sure about with a member of the School Admissions team on 01744 671035 or email: schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk.


Transferring Schools
We have places available in EYFS and KS1: there are limited places in KS2.
You must complete a separate in-year tranfer application form if you wish to move your child from another school to our school. Please access St Helens Transferring Schools website for more information.


School Admissions Appeals

If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you have a right to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeals Panel. Information on how you can appeal will be sent in the decision letter and can also be access on St Helens Appeals website.


Other Useful Websites
Admission Arrangements 
Secondary School Admissions 


Useful Contacts 

St. Helens LEA
Atlas House, Corporation Street, WA10 1LD
01744 671 029 / 028 / 030 / 035

Special Educational Needs
Children’s Disability Service
The Bridge Centre, Roper Street WA9 1EJ
01744 673131 / 673132

Free School Meals & Pupil Premium
Access St Helens Council website

St. Helens Family Information Service
0800 952 9523

Contact Us

Eccleston Mere Primary School

Saleswood Avenue, Eccleston,
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 5NX
Tel: 01744 734829

Email:
ecclestonmere@sthelens.org.uk

Mr Ryan Mugan (Head Teacher)
Mrs Amanda Noblett (SENCO)
General Enquiries - Mrs Barrow (Office Manager)

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