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Determined School Admission Arrangements for 2020 / 2021



Oversubscription criteria for all community and voluntary controlled schools


When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:


1.    Those children who are or were previously looked after by Telford & Wrekin or any other local authority.


A 'looked after child', or a child who was previously looked after, but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order.  These children are also known as children in care.


2.    Children previously in state care outside of England and who have ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted, and then


3.  Children who live in the school’s defined attendance area.


If places are unavailable for all of these local children, then places will be given first to:

a)  Those children who have exceptional health reasons where there is written medical evidence that admission to the school is essential for their medical wellbeing.  The information must confirm the exceptional medical reason and demonstrate how the specified school is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child, and then

b)  Those children who will have on the day of admission a brother(s), sister(s), step brother(s), step sister(s),half-brother(s) or half-sister(s) living as a family at the same address and who attend the school


c)  Pupils in receipt of early years pupil premium or pupil premium at the point of closing the application round


d)  Other children living in the school’s attendance area


4. Any places which remain available will then be allocated to applicants from outside the school’s defined attendance area in the priority order a) to c)


5. Children of staff - children whose parent / guardian is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.



6. Other children living outside of the school’s attendance area.


Please note: in the cases of Donnington Wood Church of England Junior School, Newport Church of England Junior School and Wrockwardine Wood Church of England Junior School there is an additional criterion which is applied before the consideration of in area children - this is those children who have attended the linked infant schools



The early years pupil premium is additional funding to support disadvantaged three and four year olds in early years settings.  Its aim is to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers by providing funding to early years providers to help them raise the quality of their provision. It has been available in all local authority areas in England since April 2015.


The pupil premium is additional funding given to state funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.


Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.  It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:


  • registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
  • looked after by the local authority (in care) for one day or more
  • those who have left local authority care through adoption, or via a Special Guardianship, Residence or Child Arrangements Order


Children of staff


The admission of the children of staff is defined in the admissions code as being in either or both of the following circumstances:


  1. Where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application of admission to the school is made, and/or


  1. b) The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.


  • Schools must determine their admission arrangements by 28 February
  • Admission authorities send this information to the LA by 15 March
  • Admission authorities send all other admission authorities in the area
  • Reglious admission authorities must send to their religious denominations
  • If a PAN is set higher, this must be notified to the LA and displayed on website


  • Admission authorities must publish on their website admission arrangements for:
  • 2018/19 for in years
  • 2019/20 for the allocation round
  • 2020/21 for determined arrangements
  • Determined arrangements must set admission number (PAN)


  • Objections to the office of the schools adjudicator must be made by 15 May

Please see our composite prospectus for further details




Last day for pupils is Thursday 18th July, End of day 3:15pm.
No after school sports clubs this week.




School Performance Data Tables

Recent Standard Assessment Test (SAT) results and other performance indicators are available on the Department for Education Website

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