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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:

St. Dominic's Catholic Primary School

Description
Member of The Painsley Catholic Academy
DfE number: 3470
Date of last consultation: 2021/2022

St. Edward's Church of England Academy

Description
DfE number: 4613
Date of last consultation: 2023/2024

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School

Description
DfE number: 3478
Date of last consultation: 2015/2016

St. Filumena's Catholic Primary School

Description
Member of Painsley Multi Academy TrustDfE number: 3457
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

St. Gabriel's Catholic Primary

Description
DfE number: 3482
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

St. Giles & St. George's CE Academy

Description
DfE number: 3092
Date of last consultation: 2021/2022

St. Giles Catholic Primary School

Description
Member of Painsley Multi Academy Trust
DfE number: 3459
Date of last consultation: 2021/2022

St. James CE Primary Academy

Description
Member of St. Chad's Academies Trust.
DfE number: 3081
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Primary

Description
Member of The Newman Catholic Collegiate.
DfE number: 3462
Date of last consultation: 2015/2016

St. John's Catholic Primary School, Great Haywood

Description
A member of Painsley Multi Academy Trust
DfE number: 3460
Date of last consultation: 2022/2023

St. John's Catholic Primary, Great Haywood

Description
Member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Company.
DfE number: 3460
Date of last consultation: N/A

St. John's CE Primary Academy, Stafford

Description
Member of the St. Chad's Academies Trust.
DfE number: 3147
Date of last consultation: 2023/2024

St. John's CofE First

Description
Member of the Mid Trent MAT.
DfE number: 3030
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

St. John's CofE Primary, Wetley Rocks

Description
Member of QEGSMAT
DfE number: 3128
Date of last consultation: 2020/2021

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Description
DfE number: 3464
Date of last consultation: 2019/2020

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Rugeley

Description
DfE number: 3467
Date of last consultation: 2022/2023

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary, Hednesford

Description
DfE number: 3461
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary, Uttoxeter

Description
DfE number: 3437
Date of last consultation: 2012/2013

St. Leonard's CE (A) First, Ipstones

Description
DfE number: 3490
Date of last consultation: 2011/2012

St. Leonard's CE (A) Primary, Wigginton

Description
DfE number: 3450
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

St. Mary CofE First Academy

Description
Member of the St. Chad's Academies Trust
DfE number: 3130
Date of last consultation: 2019/2020

St. Mary's Catholic Primary, Brewood

Description
Member of Painsley Multi Academy Trust.
DfE number: 3455
Date of last consultation: 2022/2023

St. Mary's Catholic Primary, Cannock

Description
DfE number: 3456
Date of last consultation: 2019/2020

St. Mary's Catholic Primary, Leek

Description
A member of Painsley Multi Academy Trust
DfE number: 3463
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018

St. Mary's Catholic Primary, Newcastle

Description
Member of Christ the King Catholic Collegiate.
DfE number: 3465
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

St. Mary's CE (A) Primary, Mucklestone

Description
DfE number: 3446
Date of last consultation: 2019/2020

St. Mary's CofE First Academy

Description
Member of St. Chad's Academies Trust.
DfE number: 3130
Date of last consultation: 2019/2020

St. Michael's CE (A) First, Penkridge

Description
DfE number: 3447
Date of last consultation: 2018/2019

St. Michael's CofE Primary, Lichfield

Description
Member of The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership
DfE number: 3079
Date of last consultation: 2022/2023

St. Nicholas CE First

Description
Member of Codsall Multi Academy Trust
DfE number: 3044
Date of last consultation: 2017/2018
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