Shirley Community Primary School

Learning for life

Nuffield Road, Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1TF

01223 712252

Applying for a place

Children can start our Pre-school the term after their 3rd Birthday. 
Funded provision
We offer 15 or 30 hours of government funded pre-school provision. To find out if you are entitled to 30 hours free childcare, please click here
For further information and to check eligibility, please do get in touch with the school either via the school office 01223 712252 or email us on .
Visits to Shirley School for new parents
We would very much like you to be able to visit our school so that we can show you our wonderful working environment and how well our children are engaged in their learning.  Please contact the school office to request a visit.
New Reception Intake Tours
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 - 9:30am
Wednesday 16th November 2022 - 2:00pm
Wednesday 23rd November 2022 - 9:30am
If you would like to book a space on to a new intake tour, please email the school office:
Below is a presentation for new parents along with a short film, to give you a taste of life at Shirley.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank you

Admission Policy to Shirley Community Primary School

Shirley School is a community LA school.

We have a Pre-School and a further 14 classes from Reception through to Year 6. Each year group has two classes and each class has a maximum of 30 pupils.

Cambridgeshire County Council is responsible for the admission arrangements for all Cambridgeshire schools. Our Published Admission Number of pupils (PAN) is 60 per year.


The Admissions Team for our school  can be contacted by


Tel:     0345 0451370