Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery


We attract families from all over Rugby and some of the surrounding villages.  If you would like to find out more about sending your child to our school, either by joining the nursery, starting in reception or joining another age group, please contact the school office on 01788 810292 or via office@dunchurchinfants.co.uk.  The Executive headteacher, Joss Andrews, is always happy to show prospective parents and their children around the school for an in year transfer.  Reception children can book a place on one of our Open Evenings in November / December by emailing the school office for a place.

  • Parents must apply for a school place through their Local Authority (the county where you live).

  • Non-Warwickshire schools can be listed on the Warwickshire application form.

  • Warwickshire residents are encouraged to apply online, otherwise call the admissions office.

  • The Headteacher can tell you about the admission arrangements and the opportunities to visit the school.

  • Important: Places are offered according to the admissions criteria.  Information on this can be found in our admissions policy which can be accessed here.  In recent years the school has become increasingly popular.  This meant for our most recent intake of reception children we were over-subscribed.

Applications have to be made online here  Parents and carers are welcome to use the school’s facilities to make their online application.

 Our Nursery is also extremely popular and has limited availability.  If you would like to enquire about a space in our nursery please contact the school office. Please note our nursery has its own admissions policy which can be viewed here.  If you would like more information on joining our nursery, please click here.

If you would like to find out more about the school, please contact the school office (01788 810292 or office@dunchurchinfants.co.uk).

Appeals against admissions decision

If you would like to appeal against the County’s decision regarding your child, you should lodge an appeal with Warwickshire County Council.  For more information click here.


Appeals process

The following is information from Warwickshire County Council relating the appeals process.

Your appeal will be acknowledged by letter within 5 school days of receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within a week of lodging your appeal, contact the appeals team on 0845 155 1793 as a matter of urgency. Notification of the details of appeal(s) will be sent out at least 10 school days before the hearing. Confirmation of the hearing details and the papers relating to your appeal will be sent out to all parties at least 7 school days before the appeal. Additional supporting information/documents must be submitted at least 5 school days before the hearing. Unfortunately, additional information cannot be accepted after this date. If you wish to submit further information after this deadline you must take 6 copies to the hearing and notify the Clerk as soon as possible when you arrive. Information not submitted in accordance with the above may not be considered at the appeal. The appeal panel will decide whether such material will be considered, taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing. Therefore, we strongly advise you to comply with this deadline. The Independent Appeals Panel’s decision will be sent to you within 5 school days of the hearing, where possible.