School Admission Arrangements
Please see our Admissions Policy for full information.
Our Admissions Authority, the Local Authority (Telford and Wrekin LA) co-ordinates our school admissions.
For details on how to apply for a school place, please visit the Telford & Wrekin Council Admissions Webpage. Please note that you will need to create a 'My Telford' account or log into an existing account to apply.
If you are experiencing problems with signing into your "My Telford" Account please contact email@example.com.
However, If you are having problems with the application itself or have any other queries please email the School Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting School (Reception)
All requests for Reception children (four and five year olds) places are coordinated by the LA.
Parents of Reception children will receive a Primary School Preference from the Local Authority (LA) during the Autumn Term. This 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.
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.
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 80 places for each year group.
Application for places must be made via the Telford & Wrekin Council Admissions (see above).
Telford & Wrekin admissions team look after all local authority schools admissions process. If you wish to appeal the decision please log back onto your application where you will be able to click on the appeal option. Once they receive your appeal, you will receive confirmation of the hearing date/time from the council’s democratic services.
You will need to apply through Telford & Wrekin Council Admissions for a school place if you want to transfer between Telford and Wrekin schools, have moved or are planning to move to the Telford and Wrekin area during the academic year.
Telford & Wrekin Admission Team
Telford & Wrekin Council
We have our own Nursery classes within school.
• Toddlers (Squirrels) for two year olds which may be funded through Talking Twos (15 hours) or fee paying. • Nursery (Badgers, Foxes and Owls) – children can join our Nursery the term after they reach three. The children will attend under the universal offer of 15 hours per week. They may also be eligible for 30 hours-although places are limited.
We manage admission arrangements for these classes as the children attending are not of statutory school age and follow guidelines set out by Telford & Wrekin Council. If you wish for your child to be allocated a place with our Nursery or require any further information, please contact our Nursery Reception on 01952 567967. Our Nursery has capacity for 120 part time places.