Admissions

Admissions

Apply for a Nursery place

To apply call our main office.

We have a sixty place Nursery and offer full-time places for all children.

We provide 30 hours per week of free nursery education.

The hours are 9am – 3pm.

Children can join in September, January or April after they turn 3 years old.


Apply for a Reception place for September 2022

If your child is born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 they are due to start school in Reception in September 2022. You can apply from 1st November 2021. The deadline is 15th January 2022.


Reception through to Year 6

For places in any year (apart from nursery)

You should apply on your local authority website.
Places are limited by the number of children we can (legally) accept in each year group.

Apply for a reception place (if you have missed the deadline)

Move to us from another school

If you want to move school, get in touch and we can help you get started. You can complete this online on your council’s website:

For support with this, please contact the in-year transfer team. For Stoke this is – in-yearadmissions@stoke.gov.uk


Key Dates

For children born between: 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018


When to apply: 1st November 2021 – 15th January 2022
Find out your school place: 16th April 2022
Start Reception: September 2022

For children born between: 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019


When to apply: 1st November 2022 – 15th January 2023
Find out your school place: 16th April 2023
Start Reception: September 2023

For children born between: 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020


When to apply: 1st November 2023 – 15th January 2024
Find out your school place: 16th April 2024
Start Reception: September 2024

Oversubscription Criteria

All applications are managed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We have a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 60 for our reception year group. Places will be offered up to but not exceeding the PAN. Regulations also require that reception and infant classes must have no more than 30 pupils to each qualified teacher.

Children with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) will be admitted to the school named on their plan. These children are assigned places before the oversubscription criteria is applied.

When there’s more applicants than places available

It is the academy’s policy to try and meet parents’ wishes where possible, however, in some cases, there may be more applications than there are places available. 

If the total number of preferences for admission to our academy exceeds the Published Admission Number of 60 (PAN), the following order of priority is used to allocate the available places:

1. Children in care and children who ceased to be in care because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order), including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. 

2. Children living in the catchment area of the academy who have an older brother or sister attending at the time of admission.

3. Other children living within the catchment area of the academy.

4. Children living outside the catchment area of the academy who have an elder brother or sister at the academy at the time of admission. 

5. Children who live nearest to the academy as determined by a straight line measurement from the child’s home address point to the main entrance of the academy.


Help

If you require any help, your local Council website has lots of information about the process. You can also contact us.

Stoke-on-Trent Council Admissions Website
Stoke-on-Trent Council Admissions Helpline – 01782 234598