Admissions Procedure

Below you will find our admissions process for admission to the Academy.  Please also see the document on Admissions in our policy section.

General Information

  • For intake to Reception September 2018 your child will have been born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

When should I apply?

  • The online service is now open for you to apply for a Reception place for admission to the Academy in September 2018.
  • The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018.

How do I apply?

  • Applications should be submitted to your home authority regardless of the school to which you wish to apply.
  • You will be able to apply online at or by completing a paper form, available on request by calling 0300 111 8007.
  • For assistance, please call the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 111 8007 or email:

Where can I find more information about the allocation of school places?

  • If you are applying for a place in Reception all relevant information can be found in the Primary Information for Parents Booklet, available to download below.
  • The School Choice Advice Service can also provide parents with independent support and advice.
  • Paper copies of the information booklets are available on request by calling 0300 111 8007.

Will I be automatically sent the relevant information?

  • If your child attends a maintained nursery setting at a Staffordshire Primary School you should receive a letter detailing how and when to apply.
  • If you have already expressed an interest in a particular school they should send you the relevant information.
  • Please be aware that expressing an interest at a school does not constitute an application and you must apply online, by phone, or by using the paper application form.
  • Please note that if the above does not apply you will need to request that information be sent out.
  • Information on the Primary admissions process will be available online or can be requested by calling 0300 111 8007.