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Summary of September 2024 admissions to oversubscribed secondary schools

Please note: this information was correct as at 28 February 2024. Changes may have taken place between the date this information was compiled and the date you are viewing it.

Overall first preference figures

  • Over 95% of first preferences made for admission to high school at year 9 were successful (excluding JCB Academy)
  • 91% 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 94.69%
Burntwood 79.27%
Burton on Trent 92.92%
Cannock 84.61%
Cheadle 98.42%
Cheslyn Hay / Great Wyrley 84.18%
Codsall 100%
Endon 87.12%
Kidsgrove 100%
Kinver / Wombourne 91.09%
Leek 96.59%
Lichfield 85.83%
Newcastle under Lyme 92.43%
Penkridge 100%
Rugeley 94.30%
Stafford 93.57%
Stone 100%
Tamworth 96.69%
Uttoxeter 100% (excluding JCB Academy)
Werrington 82.98%

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 2024.

Number refused: The total number of unsuccessful applicants.

SchoolFirst preferencesPublished admission numberNumber allocatedNumber refused
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy 193 124 149 54 
Blessed William Howard Catholic High 223 186 215 29 
Blythe Bridge High 207 180 199
Cheslyn Hay Academy 265 224 224 57 
Chesterton Community Sports College 208 170 206
Codsall Community High (Year 9) 254  250 266  0* 
Endon High School 163 140 143 37 
Erasmus Darwin Academy 264 185 185 103 
Great Wyrley Academy 108 120 120 28
John Taylor High School - A Science and Leadership Academy 287 240 240 59 
King Edward VI School, Lichfield 262 250 250  84 
Kingsmead Academy 388 224 261  140 
Kinver High 173 150 170 28 
Landau Forte Academy, Amington 188  192 192
Landau Forte Academy, QEMS 199 168 217 0* 
Madeley High 195 150 170  38 
Moorside High School 188  145 161  22 
Painsley Catholic College 222 220 224 
Paulet High 145 150 167 0* 
St. John Fisher Catholic College 152 200 200  24 
Sir Graham Balfour High 229 180 210  22 
Stafford Manor High School 89  90 99 0* 
Staffordshire University Academy 132  150 182 0* 
The de Ferrers Academy 390 410 410 1
The Friary School 253 210 210  82 
The Hart 228 220 230  24 
The JCB Academy, Rocester N/K 182 188  256 
The Orme Academy 188 150 166 28
The Weston Road Academy 189 182 206
Walton High School 220 210 210  24
Westwood College (Year 9) 213 200 210 10
Wolgarston High (Year 9) 215  220 220 0* 
Wilnecote High 210 192 192 29 
Wombourne High 175  192 204  11

* 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)
Blessed Robert Sutton Refer to the academy directly
Blessed William Howard Refer to the academy directly
Blythe Bridge High 57 69  43  N/A  24  5.217   
Cheslyn Hay  81 129  N/A  N/A   
Chesterton Community Sports College  2 66  97  N/A  29  1.918   
Codsall Community High (Year 9) 51  147   55  0 N/A  6 5.672   
Endon High School  51 43  43  N/A  N/A   
Erasmus Darwin Academy Refer to the academy directly
Great Wyrley Academy 4 3 25 47 13 N/A N/A 28 2.981  
John Taylor High School - A Science and Leadership Academy  4  3  33 182   N/A  N/A 18  3.645  
King Edward VI School, Lichfield 4 96  97  N/A  N/A  50  1.014  
Kingsmead Academy 51  172  N/A  N/A   2 22 0.614   
Kinver High 6 36  44 N/A  81 4.98  
Landau Forte Academy, Amington 24 118 N/A  N/A  N/A  43  1.543   
Landau Forte Academy, QEMS 21  114  N/A  N/A N/A  75 12.559  
Madeley High 2 68  63  16 N/A  21 3.648  
Moorside High School 28  53  19  N/A  53  2.888   
Painsley Catholic College Refer to the academy directly
Paulet High  54  58 N/A  N/A  50  5.393   
Sir Graham Balfour School 74  127  N/A  N/A N/A   
St. John Fisher Catholic College Refer to the academy directly
Stafford Manor High School 22   63 N/A  5.984   
Staffordshire University Academy  39 74  N/A  N/A  61  5.904   
The de Ferrers Academy 3 11 52 30 271 0 1 42 2.675  
The Friary School  6  1 69  120  0.872  
The Hart 83  N/A  N/A   N/A 133  1.257   
The JCB Academy, Rocester Refer to Academy directly
The Orme Academy 53  96  N/A  N/A   10 0.867   
The Weston Road Academy 65  94  N/A  0 31  6.016   
Walton High School 76  102  20   0 N/A   
Westwood College 1 5 67 105 19 0 N/A 13 2.137  
Wilnecote High 4 1 63 87 19 N/A 0 18 0.934  
Wolgarston High (Year 9) 48  127   31  0  0 7.94   
Wombourne High School  3 71  95  N/A   1  0 32  3.11   

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