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Admissions - Apply for a Place


We welcome applications from all families - you do not need to be Catholic to be part of our wonderful school. 


If your child's 4th birthday is between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 then you will need to apply for a place at First, Infant or Primary School.


Applying for a place in Reception Class


The School Admissions Team at Staffordshire County Council allocate all school Reception class places - for further details on the admissions process including admission criteria, catchment areas, appeals etc

please follow this link to Staffordshire County Council website. 

School Admissions do not issue application forms as the Service is keen to provide a paperless system in all its admissions processes wherever possible. Their website also gives details if you wish to apply for a mid-year transfer, but we would request that you contact the school first.


When Can I Apply?

To apply for a reception place at The Faber you must apply via Staffordshire County Council here:


You can also find our full admissions policy below.

If you would like any further information or any support with the application process please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

01538 702324

For us, every day is an open day - so please give us a call and we will arrange a time and date for you to visit us!



1st November 2023 - applications open. You will need to click on this link to apply online.

15th January 2024 - deadline for applications.  You will need to click on this link to apply online.

16th April 2024 - National Offer Day (parents receive outcomes)


Further information can be found on the Staffordshire County Council School Admissions website


Applying for a Nursery Place

You can apply for a nursery place from the start of the school term after your child’s third birthday.  Nursery applications are a dealt with directly by the school.

Here, at The Faber Nursery, we are dedicated to ensuring that your child has the best possible start to their educational, social and emotional life. If you are interested bringing your child for a 'stay and play' session, you would be most welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange a day / time for this.


To find our more or for an application pack please call us on 01538 702324 or  email:

Our nursery has places for 3-4 year olds and is open 5 days per week (NB term time only).

Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

15 hours + 30 hours provision available.
Please contact the school office re eligibility.



We accept in-year applications throughout the academic year. Please complete the below application form and return to 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

**Important Message**

The Archdiocese boundary map on the Archdiocese website is incorrect. The Faber Catholic Primary School is in the parish of "Cotton with Alton" and NOT "Cotton with Cheadle." For exact details of the boundary please refer to the map held in school and NOT the map on the Archdiocese website.