The admissions arrangements differ depending on the type of school. The majority of schools in Staffordshire are community or voluntary controlled schools.
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.
Please view the determined 2019-20 admissions arrangements. It includes a list of published admission numbers and a summary of changes made.
You can also view the admissions arrangements for 2018-19 as well as the determined arrangements for 2020-21.
Nursery School Admissions Arrangements
From September 2019 onwards all schools will manage their own nursery school admissions process.
Schools which are academies, voluntary aided, Catholic or foundation
These schools will have their own oversubscription criteria. The schools use these criteria when allocating places if they are oversubscribed.
You will need to refer to the specific admission arrangements for that school.
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.