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Current arrangements: Overview

The admissions arrangements for each school will differ depending on the type of school.

You will find the published admission arrangements for academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools within Staffordshire by scrolling to the bottom on this webpage. 

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the school admissions code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the schools adjudicator.


Community and voluntary controlled schools

If the number of applications for admission to a school exceeds the school's published admissions number (PAN) then the available places for the school are allocated in strict accordance with its oversubscription criteria.

Admission arrangements 2025/2026 (September 2025 admission)

Please view the determined admission arrangements for admission year of 2025/2026.

There have been no changes to the general arrangements or oversubscription criteria applied on behalf of community and voluntary controlled schools for whom the local authority is the responsible admitting authority except to clarify and make clearer the criteria around exceptional medical or social grounds.

If it is believed that the admission arrangements are unlawful or do not comply with the mandatory requirements of the School Admissions Code objections can be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.  Any such objections should be submitted in writing by 15 May 2024 by completing the objection to school admission arrangements form.


Nursery school admissions arrangements

Since September 2019 schools have managed their own nursery admissions process, you should contact the individual school/setting for details of their arrangements.  


Schools maintained by other local authorities

You may prefer your child to be admitted to a school maintained by another local authority.

If this is the case, details of their admissions arrangements can be obtained by contacting the authority in question


Schools which are academies, voluntary aided, Catholic or foundation

These schools have their own oversubscription criteria. The schools use these criteria when allocating places if they are oversubscribed. You can use the A-Z list below to find the arrangements for a specific school in this category.

Please note: If the arrangements for a particular school are not detailed, this is because the school or academy has not sent a copy to the local authority and you should therefore contact the school or academy directly.

All Saints CE (C) Primary, Rangemore

Description
Member of John Taylor Multi Academy Trust
DfE number: 3100
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

All Saints CE (VC) Primary, Trysull

Description
Member of St. Bartholomew's CE Multi Academy Trust
DfE number: 3118
Date of last consultation: 2023/2024

All Saints CE Academy, Denstone

Description
Member of the Staffordshire University Academy Trust.
DfE number: 3048
Date of last consultation: N/A

All Saints CE First School, Church Leigh

Description
Member of Uttoxeter Learning Trust
DfE number: 3075
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

All Saints CE First, Leek

Description
Member of The Talentum Learning Trust
DfE number: 3443
Date of last consultation: 2023/2024

All Saints Church of England Primary and Nursery, Alrewas

Description
Member of John Taylor MAT
DfE number: 3025br />Date of last consultation: 2023/2024

All Saints CofE Primary School, Bednall

Description
Member of the Staffordshire University Academies TrustDfE number: 2040
Date of last consultation: 2022/2023

Alsagers Bank Primary Academy

Description
A member of The Societas Trust
DfE number: 2000
Date of last consultation: 2023/2024

Anglesey Primary Academy

Description
Member of Academies Enterprise Trust.
DfE number: 2001
Date of last consultation: 2011-2012

Anker Valley Primary Academy

Description
Member of the Fierte Multi Academy Trust.
DfE number: 2042
Date of last consultation: 2019/2020

Ankermoor Primary Academy

Description
Member of the Fierte Multi Academy Trust.
DfE number: 2337
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

Anna Seward Primary School

Description
A member of The Arthur Terry Trust
DfE number: 2045
Date of last consultation: 2022/2023

Anson CofE Primary

Description
Member of The Staffordshire Schools Multi Academy Trust
DfE number: 3488
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019
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