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School place planning in South Staffordshire District

The South Staffordshire district is made up of four distinct areas:

A two tier education system, with primary (4-11 years) and secondary (11-18 years) schools, operates in Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley and Kinver and Wombourne

In Codsall, Perton and Penkridge, a three tier system with first (4-9 years), middle (9-13 years) and high (13-18 years) schools, operates.

Printable map of South Staffordshire district:

For the purpose of school place planning the district is broken down into smaller planning areas which are used to plan the number of school places required. These have been grouped based on the geographical location of schools, and by assessing pupil movement between schools and catchment areas.


Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley

As at September 2019 Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley has 8 primary schools and 2 secondary schools.

An additional 60 primary school places at St John’s Primary Academy, Essington are proposed in the next five years, up to and including 2023/24.

In the longer term, additional school places will potentially be required.

Printable planning cluster map


Kinver and Wombourne

As at September 2019 Kinver and Wombourne has 8 primary schools, 1 infant school, 1 junior school and 2 secondary schools.

There are currently no additional places planned within the next five years. However, in the longer term additional school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map


Codsall and Perton

As at September 2019 Codsall and Perton has 6 first schools, 1 catholic primary school, 3 middle schools and 1 high school.

Additional first school places may be required in Codsall in the next five years.

In the longer term additional school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map



As at September 2019 Penkridge has 8 first schools, 1 catholic primary school, 2 middle schools, 1 high school and 1 specialist academy for 13-18 year olds.

An expansion due to complete during 2019/20 at Penkridge Middle School will provide 60 additional middle school places.

An additional 105 first school places are proposed over the next five years, up to and including 2023/24.

In the longer term additional school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map


New schools

There are currently no new schools planned in the district of South Staffordshire.


School expansions

The following expansion projects are currently proposed for the next five years:

Penkridge Middle School

A project to increase the capacity of the school by 0.5 FE (60 places) received approval through public consultation in July 2018. There will be up to four additional classrooms, work is anticipated to be complete for September 2020.

St John’s Primary Academy, Essington

A proposed project has been identified to increase the capacity of the school by 60 places by creating an additional two classrooms required to mitigate the impact of additional new housing in the local area.


Current consultations

St John’s Primary Academy, Essington

The academy is currently undertaking a statutory four week consultation ending on Friday, 11th December, 3pm in respect of a proposed expansion alongside an increase in PAN. The expansion is necessary to meet the need for an increased number of primary school children expected to be generated by local housing development.  The expansion will include:

  • Two additional teaching rooms
  • Additional toilets

The academy expansion will allow for additional pupils to be admitted from September 2021.  It is also proposed that the Published Admission Number (PAN), for children joining the academy in Reception, is increased on a permanent basis from 60 to 75 with effect from September 2022.

The proposed changes will help the Governing Body and Local Authority to fulfil its commitment to providing places for local children.

Further details of the scheme and how to provide comments can be found on the school website.


Delivered projects

There have been no projects delivered in this district over the last five years. 

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