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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.

The following academies are consulting on their 2025/2026 admission arrangements:

Castle Primary School

Description
Member of Congleton Multi Academy Trust.
DfE number: 2220
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

Castlechurch Primary School

Description
Member of Children First Learning Partnership
DfE number: 2407
Date of last consultation: 2022/2023

Chadsmead Primary Academy

Description
Member of Community Academies Trust.
DfE number: 2027
Date of last consultation: 2021/2022

Charnwood Primary Academy

Description
Member of the Staffordshire University Academy Trust.
DfE number: 2388
Date of last consultation: N/A

Chase Terrace Primary

Description
Member of the Burntwood Co-operative Trust
DfE number: 2411
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

Chesterton Primary School

Description
Member of Collective Vision Trust .
DfE number: 2358
Date of last consultation: N/A

Christ Church Academy

Description
Member of The Key Educational Trust.
DfE number: 4112
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

Christ Church First School, Stone

Description
Member of The Key Educational Trust.
DfE number: 3142
Date of last consultation: 2020/2021

Church Eaton Primary School

Description
Member of the Staffordshire University Academy Trust.
DfE number: 3433
Date of last consultation: N/A

Churchfield CE Primary Academy, Rugeley

Description
Member of St. Chad's Academies Trust.
DfE number: 3102
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

Churchfields Primary School

Description
Member of Collective Vision Trust.
DfE number: 2005
Date of last consultation: 2013/2014

Churnet View Middle School

Description
Member of The Talentum Learning Trust.
DfE number: 4160
Date of last consultation: 2023/2024

Codsall Middle School

Description
Member of Codsall Multi Academy Trust.
DfE number: 4133
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

Colwich CE Primary School

Description
Member of the Mid Trent MAT.
DfE number: 3045
Date of last consultation: 2016/2017

Corbett Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School

Description
DfE number: 5202
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

Coton Green Primary School

Description
Member of The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership
DfE number: 2297
Date of last consultation: 2019/2020

Crackley Bank Primary School

Description
Member of Collective Vision Trust.
DfE number: 2247
Date of last consultation: N/A
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