Admissions

Please see our Admissions Policy for full information or contact the school for specific enquiries.

Our Admissions Authority, Telford and Wrekin Council (tel. 01952 380903) coordinates our school admissions. Please click on the link below to access the Telford and Wrekin Council Admissions webpage.

The school admissions website page contains lots of information around school admissions, together with a link of how to apply. www.telford.gov.uk/admissions

If parents do not have access to a computer please contact the school to arrange an appointment to use the schools computer facilities or alternatively visit a local library to use their computer facilities.

If you are experiencing problems with signing into your "My Telford" Account please contact mytelfordenquiries@telford.gov.uk.

However, If you are having problems with the application itself or have any other queries please email the School Admissions Team on admissions@telford.gov.uk.

Detailed step by step instructions on how to apply for any school place can be found here.

 

Some important dates for applying for school places are as follows:

Applying for a Secondary school place to start in September 2018 (Current Year 6 pupils). 

Closing date 31st October 2017

 

Applying for Primary school places to start in September 2018 (Starting school for the first time).

Closing date 15th January 2018

 

Applying for Infant to Junior school places to start in September 2018 (Current Year 2 pupils). 

Closing date 15th January 2018

 

If a child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health & Care Plan the closing date is 31st October 2017 for all applications.

 

Starting School –

All requests for Reception children (four and five year olds) places are coordinated by the LA. Parents of children entering Reception will have to submit their Primary School Preference Form through the Admissions website. The application form allows you to select a first and second choice Primary School for your child. Allocations are made by the Local Authority and parents are informed during the Spring term. The LA determines the allocation of Reception places based on factors such as children in care, children with brothers and sisters already in school and children with the shortest walking route to school. More details are available from school or the LA.

Ensuring a successful start to school is a partnership between parents, pre-schools, schools and the Local Authority. All children must, by law, receive full-time education from the start of the term after their fifth birthday.

All children are entitled to start in a Reception class in the September after their 4th birthday. Children do not have to start school in September if it is felt that they are not ready. Parents will also have the opportunity for their child to remain in nursery provision until the beginning of the spring (January) or summer (April) terms in the year in which they are due to start in the Reception class. It will, however, be necessary for parents to confirm their preferred start date in the Reception class in advance, when they receive their allocated school place from the Admissions Team.

However, the statutory school age, by which a child must start school, will remain as the beginning of the term after their 5th birthday. For some children this could mean that they do not reach the statutory age for starting school until the September after their 5th birthday. Parents should be aware that if they choose to delay a child’s entry to school until the following September, the child would go straight into Year 1 rather than Reception. A Reception place cannot be held open for the whole school year and a family would have to reapply for a Year 1 place; the year group may already be full. Infant/Primary schools are only registered to admit children from September after their 4th birthday.

Letters from the school regarding Yr Reception arrangements for September will be sent out in June.

 

Admission to Other Year Groups –

For admission to all other year groups, the school will admit children up to the class number limit, after which the class will be deemed full. The school has a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 60 places for each year group. All requests for places must be applied to Telford and Wrekin Council Admissions. See above for the application process.

 

Nursery Admissions –

The school has it’s own policy for Nursery Admissions. This policy can be found in the Parents and Carers menu of the website under Polices.