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Summary of September 2023 admissions to oversubscribed secondary schools

Please note: this information was correct as at 28 February 2023. Changes may have taken place between the date this information was compiled and the date you are viewing it.

Overall first preference figures

  • 100% of first preferences made for admission to high school at year 9 were successful (excluding JCB Academy)
  • Over 92% of first preferences made for admission to secondary school at year 7 were successful.

The percentage of first preference applications agreed within each area is as follows:

AreaPreference agreed
Biddulph 100%
Blythe Bridge 97.85%
Burntwood 83.91%
Burton on Trent 94.84%
Cannock 92.1%
Cheadle 98.32%
Cheslyn Hay / Great Wyrley 98.75%
Codsall 99.64%
Endon 92%
Kidsgrove 100%
Kinver / Wombourne 81.68%
Leek 100%
Lichfield 76.73%
Newcastle under Lyme 92.11%
Penkridge 100%
Rugeley 90.79%
Stafford 95.75%
Stone 100%
Tamworth 100%
Uttoxeter 100% (excluding JCB Academy)
Werrington 87.36%

School admission figures

Key to headings

First preferences: The total number of first preference applications for admission to the school.

Published admission number: The published number used to determine the maximum number of places available for admission.

Number allocated: Total number of children due to be admitted to the school in September 2023.

Number refused: The total number of unsuccessful applicants.

SchoolFirst preferencesPublished admission numberNumber allocatedNumber refused
Abbot Beyne Schol 155 150 150 7
Biddulph High (Year 9) 206  211 222  0* 
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy 145 124 124 37
Blessed William Howard Catholic High 162 186 186 0*
Blythe Bridge High 186 180 185 5
Chase Terrace Academy 192 232 232 9
Cheslyn Hay Academy 221 224 224 22
Chesterton Community Sports College 212 170 210 11
Codsall Community High (Year 9)  281 250 285  1
Endon High School 150 140 145 18
Erasmus Darwin Academy 243 185 185 77
John Taylor Free School 241 240 240 23
John Taylor High School - A Science and Leadership Academy 256 240 240 34 
King Edward VI School, Lichfield 312 250 250  145 
Kingsmead Academy 3221 224 261  69 
Kinver High 187  150 150  57
Landau Forte Academy, Amington 191  192 196  0* 
Landau Forte Academy, QEMS 214  168 219  0* 
Madeley High 183  135 153  50 
Moorside High School 174  145 156  26 
Nether Stowe School 95  170 214  0* 
Painsley Catholic College 222 220 228  12 
Paulet High 158  150 169  0* 
St. John Fisher Catholic College 205  200 200  60 
Sir Graham Balfour High 212  180 200  16 
Stafford Manor High School 83  90 90  0* 
Staffordshire University Academy 151  150 185  0* 
The Friary School 242 210 218  103 
The Hart 239  220 220  30 
The JCB Academy, Rocester Refer to Academy directly      
The Orme Academy 152  150 162  0* 
The Weston Road Academy 166  182 183 0* 
Walton High School 229 210 210  30 
Wolgarston High 225 220 227 0*
Wombourne High 206  192 204  39 

* The schools indicated above with no refusals, either admitted up to their published admission number (PAN) or exceeded it to offer places to all those who applied.  Therefore, they are at PAN or oversubscribed with no refusals.

School admission criteria

Key to headings

Children in care: Includes those children currently in public care and formerly in public care as defined within school admissions regulations (formerly in public care relates to children who have achieved permanency through adoption, special guardianships or care orders.

EHCP: Children with an education health care plan allocated places.

Furthest distance: Indicates the distance of the last child admitted under the distance criteria where applicable.

SchoolChildren in careEHCPSiblingCatchmentMajor contrib. schoolsMedical/ exceptionStaff childDistanceFurthest distance (miles)Allowed at appeal (if known)
Abbot Beyne School 6 3 66 59 N/A 0 N/A 16 1.361  
Blessed Robert Sutton Refer to the academy directly
Blessed William Howard Refer to the academy directly
Blythe Bridge High 47  64  40   0 N/A 26  2.819 0 of 2 
Biddulph High (Year 9)  57 147  12   0 N/A  0  N/A  
Chase Terrace Academy 7 0 82 67 N/A 0 N/A 76 3.624  
Cheslyn Hay 78  98  29  N/A 12  1.268  1 of 1
Chesterton Community Sports College 2 68  10   103 N/A 26  1.91  0 of 2 
Codsall Community High (Year 9) 74  172  30   0 N/A N/A   
Endon High School 54  41  20  N/A  26 2.18  0 of 7 
Erasmus Darwin Academy Refer to the academy directly
John Taylor Free School 95  26  N/A N/A 1 109  4.129  0 of 3
John Taylor High School - A Science and Leadership Academy 34  168  24  N/A 3.582  
King Edward VI School, Lichfield 120  107  N/A  0 N/A 13  0.455  7 of 27 
Kingsmead Academy 12  85  97  N/A  0 64  1.052  1 of 27 
Kinver High 47  55  N/A N/A 37  3.453  0 of 5 
Landau Forte Academy, Amington 25  119  N/A N/A N/A 50  4.774   
Landau Forte Academy, QEMS 22 125  N/A N/A  N/A 64  8.703   
Madeley High 47  81  21  N/A

N/A  2 of 8
Moorside High School 42  46  14  0 45  2.804  1 of 10
Nether Stowe School 0 46  80  N/A  N/A 86  11.19   
Painsley Catholic College Refer to the academy directly
Paulet High 45  70  N/A  0 N/A  49 4.292  1 of 1 
Sir Graham Balfour School 65  114  N/A  0 N/A 13  1.381  0 of 7 
St. John Fisher Catholic College Refer to the academy directly
Stafford Manor High School 23   58 N/A  0  7 2.201   
Staffordshire University Academy 2 21   78  N/A N/A  81  9.998   
The Friary School 1 62  136   8  6 0.738 0 of 16 
The Hart  79 N/A N/A N/A N/A 127  1.328  4 of 11 
The JCB Academy, Rocester Refer to Academy directly
The Orme Academy  2 39  82  N/A N/A N/A 38  2.745  
The Weston Road Academy 49  97 N/A 32  8.963   
Walton High School 74  105  21 1.341 2 of 7 
Wolgarston High (Year 9) 4 4 58 117 44 0 0 0 N/A  
Wombourne High School 2 75  109  N/A N/A N/A  15 2.826 0 of 10 

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