To apply for a school place, parents in England must apply to their home local authority (to whichever local authority they make council tax payments) even if they are applying for a school place in another part of England. The local authority (LA) processes the application and informs the applicant of the result. Parents make one application, naming up to 3 schools of their preference. The application process is the same even if a school is its own admission authority (eg aided, foundation school, or an academy) and regardless of whether the application is for Reception, Junior, Secondary School. In-year application are generally handled by the school. For further information please speak to the School Administrator.
Parents of Reception children in Shropshire will be required, in the Autumn Term prior to the school year of admission, to complete an LA Application Form stating preferences for up to three schools. The School Admissions Team at the Local Authority determine how these places are allocated. Parents are notified of places towards the end of the Spring Term for Reception children. Specific dates and information is given in the LA Information Pack (contact details below).
If you wish to change your child's school at any other time you will need to complete a mid-term or "in-year" application form. All completed application forms should be returned to the receiving school, for consideration in line with their Admission Policy.
Parents have a legal right to express a preference for which school they want their child to attend. This is not the same as being able to choose, but means that if a parent expresses a preference for a particular school and there are places available at the school then a place should be offered at that school. For further information you can contact the School Admissions Team directly at:
Tel: 01743 254 364
Fax: 01743 254 500
Learning and Skills,
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate,
The admission arrangements 2022/23 for community and voluntary controlled schools in the Shropshire local authority area were determined by Shropshire Council Cabinet on 8 February 2021.
The admission arrangements and criteria have been published on Shropshire Council's website at:
If you have any further questions or queries we can help you with please do not hesitate to ask. We will be happy to help.