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Admission to primary and middle schools September 2022 entry

You need to apply for September 2022:

  • if your child's fifth birthday is between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023 for a place at first, infant or primary school
  • if your child will be in year 2 at an infant school in September 2021 for a junior or primary school
  • if you child will be in year 4 at a first school in September 2021 for a place at middle or primary school

See the timetable for key dates in the process.

If you are moving to Staffordshire from abroad, please see the information on moving from overseas.

If you want to apply to change schools during the academic year, or your child does not currently have a school place, please see the information on in-year admissions.

Our online search and compare tool will help you to find information about your nearest schools, including performance information, teacher/pupil ratios and much more.

You can also find information on:

  • how places were allocated for September 20192020 and 2021 entry

For information on open days or evenings at first, infant, junior or primary schools please contact the schools directly. 


Timeline

Please see the timeline below which includes important points to consider prior to making your application.

November

The application system will open on 1 November 2021. You should only use this system if your child lives in Staffordshire.

January

Applications will close on 15 January 2022.

  • Last year there were over 200 late applications. This may have affected the outcome of these applications.

  • The late application policy (detailed in the published admission arrangements) will apply to those applications made after the closing date.

Applications sent to and received from other local authorities.

February

Application details and supporting documentation sent to acadmies, aided and foundation schools.

March

Academies, aided and foundations schools forward lists of all preferences ranked in accordance with their admission arrangements to the county council.

Provisional offers shared between local authorities.

Final offers exchanged between local authorities.

April

Parents receive outcomes on National Offer Day, 18 April 2022.

April - August

Processing of late applications and any available places allocated from waiting lists.

June - July

Appeals heard by independent appeal panels.

 


Making an application

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. A link to the online system will be available from 01 November 2021.

You must apply through the local authority where your child lives not where your preferred schools are located.

What if I can't apply online or have a problem?

You can:

  • call us on 0300 111 8007 and select the option for 'School Admissions and Transport'

As a last resort, you can complete the relevant paper application form (which will be available from 01 November 2021) but it really is better to apply online.

Please note: Paper application forms sent by post will not receive an acknowledgement of receipt and you will not receive your school place offer by email on 18 April 2022.

You can then either:

  • or print out the form and post it to:
School Admissions and Transport Service,
Staffordshire County Council,
1 Staffordshire Place,
Stafford,
ST16 2DH. 

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