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"From the youngest child, pupils display excellent attitudes to learning and try their best at all times encouraged by a supportive leadership team and staff." - ISI Inspection, April 2017

The CHS journey starts in Pre-School

From bare feet to shiny new School shoes… every step your child takes during those vital early years matters when it comes to their first day at School.

Starting your child’s education at Cheadle Hulme School in the pre-school is about getting ready for the educational journey ahead.

With many school years before them it’s important to set each child up for a positive experience. As a pupil in our pre-school class, your child will enjoy a variety of activities to help prepare them for the daily routine of life at school. That way, by the time they are ready for a Reception class aged 4, they can’t wait to get started!

Learning is only part of having a happy school life. With a focus on education through play and enjoying the outdoors – from splashing in puddles to exploring for mini-beasts in the sunshine. We want every pupil to develop their passions and share in the interests of others in order to enjoy a full social life.

As a vital part of the Infant and Junior School, the Pre-School is a place where your child will be supported from the very beginning whilst being challenged to fulfil their potential in both personal growth and academic attainment.

All children have a natural curiosity and a desire to learn and from this foundation we help our youngest children grow into confident, capable, enthusiastic young people with respect for their world and for those with whom they share it.

Come and visit us to find out more. We would be delighted to meet you.   

Mrs Barbara Bottoms, Head of Pre-School, Infant & Junior School

Key Information

The Pre-School Class is for pupils aged 3 - 4 who attend each day during term time from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Wraparound care is available before and after School in line with that offered to existing Infant and Junior School pupils.

The class is located in a new freestanding modular building located within the play area of the Infant School playground.

  • Assessment for Reception takes place during the first term
  • If places are not already filled, we will accept a child once they turn 3 years old
  • Fully qualified teacher and two TAs 
  • Specialist staff for PE, swimming and language activities
  • Lunch in Junior School building

Apply to the Pre-School

Families can apply now by completing the Application Form.

For further information a member of our Admissions team will be happy to help, contact: or 0161 488 3345