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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, Great Wyrley, 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 2020, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley has 8 primary schools & 2 secondary schools.

In the longer term additional school places may be required.

Printable planning cluster map


Kinver and Wombourne

As at September 2020 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 2020, 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 2020, Penkridge has 8 first schools, 1 catholic primary school, 2 middle schools, 1 high school & 1 specialist academy for 13-18 year olds.

An additional 75 (0.5FE) first school places at Princefield First School are proposed over the next five years (up to and including 2024/25).

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:

St John’s Primary Academy, Essington

A project to create an additional two classrooms is underway and is expected to complete by Spring 2022.

Princefield First School, Penkridge

To meet an increased need for first school places as a result of local housing development, a project to increase the school by 75 places (0.5FE) is proposed for September 2022.


Current consultations

There are currently no live consultations for this area. 


Delivered projects

The following projects have been completed since September 2015.

South Staffs
SchoolPlacesDate completed
Penkridge Middle School 60 September 2020

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