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 2018-19 admissions arrangements. It includes a list of published admission numbers and a summary of changes made.
You can also view the admissions arrangements for 2017-18 and previous years.
Variation of Admission Arrangements 2018-19
The Local Authority has submitted a variation of these arrangements to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator to reduce the published admission number for Sir John Offley CE (C) Primary School.
In addition the admission arrangements have been updated to include a more detailed and full explanation of what is meant by 'children in care' and 'children who cease to be in care', clarification on what is meant by 'regular church attendance, and the date waiting lists will be held until.
Nursery School Admissions Arrangements for September 2018 Intake
Please view the nursery school admission arrangements for community abd voluntary controlled schools.
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.