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Summary of September 2021 admissions to oversubscribed secondary schools

Please note: this information was correct as at 17 February 2021. Changes may have taken place between the date this information was compiled and the date you are viewing it.

Overall first preference figures

  • 100% of first preferences made for admission to high school at year 9 were successful (excluding JCB Academy)
  • 94.6% 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 100%
Burntwood 77.04%
Burton on Trent 91.25%
Cannock 100%
Cheadle 90.96%
Cheslyn Hay / Great Wyrley 99.26%
Codsall 98.56%
Endon 98.51%
Kidsgrove 100%
Kinver / Wombourne 100%
Leek 100%
Lichfield 90.69%
Newcastle under Lyme 98.12%
Penkridge 100%
Rugeley 100%
Stafford 98.14%
Stone 100%
Tamworth 97.13%
Uttoxeter 100% (excluding JCB Academy)
Werrington 78.74%

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 2021.

Number refused: The total number of unsuccessful applicants.

SchoolFirst preferencesPublished admission numberNumber allocatedNumber refused
Alleyne's Academy (Year 9) 265 255 284 0*
Blythe Bridge High 165 180 183 0*
Cheslyn Hay Academy 210 224 224 10
Chesterton Community Sports College 170 170 179 0*
Codsall Community High (Year 9) 278 250 277 5
Endon High School 134 140 140 6
Erasmus Darwin Academy 287 185 185 110
John Taylor Free School 287 240 240 70
John Taylor High School - A Science and Leadership Academy 283 240 240 57
King Edward VI School, Lichfield 235 250 250 27
Kingsmead Academy 237 224 247 0*
Kinver High 119 120 132 0*
Landau Forte Academy, Amington 202 192 192 30
Landau Forte Academy, QEMS 185 168 199 0*
Moorside High School 207 145 165 49
Painsley Catholic College 258 210 228 39
Paulet High 182 150 170 15
St. John Fisher Catholic College 202 200 200 28
Sir Graham Balfour High 164 170 172 0*
The Friary School 233 210 210 50
The Hart 224 220 250 0*
The JCB Academy, Rocester Refer to Academy directly      
The Weston Road Academy 187 182 200 0*
Walton High School 222 210 210 21

* The schools indicated above with no refusals, exceeded their published admission number in order to offer places to all those who applied.  Therefore, they are oversubscribed but have not made any 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)
Alleyne's Academy (Year 9) 8 1 76 177 0 0 N/A 22 6.907  
Blythe Bridge High 4 0 60 54 41 0 N/A 24 5.16  
Cheslyn Hay 4 2 73 104 23 0 N/A 18 3.42  
Chesterton Community Sports College 6 2 42 74 N/A 0 N/A 55 3.138  
Codsall Community High (Year 9) 4 4 55 149 65 0 N/A 0 N/A  
Endon High School 1 2 41 33 28 0 N/A 35 2.69  
Erasmus Darwin Academy Refer to the academy directly
John Taylor Free School 8 7 71 22 N/A N/A 0 132 3.03 0 of 10 
John Taylor High School - A Science and Leadership Academy 3 4 39 171 16 N/A 1 6 3.63  
King Edward VI School, Lichfield 7 2 83 63 N/A 0 N/A 96 5.81 0 of 2 
Kingsmead Academy 4 0 61 91 N/A 0 1 91 6.67  
Kinver High 1 2 35 39 N/A 0 N/A 55 9.21  
Landau Forte Academy, Amington 4 0 66 89 N/A 0 N/A 33 0.994 9 of 9 
Landau Forte Academy, QEMS 3 1 66 69 N/A 0 N/A 60 3.51  
Moorside High School 2 0 52 48 19 0 N/A 44 2.76 1 of 13 
Painsley Catholic College Refer to the academy directly
Paulet High 2 2 71 67 N/A 0 N/A 28 1.34 1 of 5 
Sir Graham Balfour School 5 1 49 82 N/A 0 N/A 25 8.39  
St. John Fisher Catholic College Refer to the academy directly
The Friary School 1 1 87 90 6 0 0 25 1.97 0 of 2 
The Hart 4 4 72 N/A N/A N/A N/A 170 3.17 1 of 6 
The JCB Academy, Rocester Refer to Academy directly
The Weston Road Academy 4 3 75 92 N/A 0 0 26 6.5  
Walton High School 3 3 63 112 28 0 0 1 1.074  

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