Admission Arrangements

Admission Number


The school has an admission number of 26 for entry in year Nursery.


The school has an admission number of 30 for entry in year Reception.

The school will accordingly admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the published admission number for the relevant year group are received, the Academy Trust will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.


Application Process

Applications for Nursery

Applications for Nursery places are made directly to the Trust, here, which are recorded when they are received.

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and confirmation of a place will be within 5 working days of receipt of application. 

Applications for Reception places are now closed

Offers for Reception places will be made on 16/04/2022.

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Oversubscription Criteria

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

Children in care and children who ceased to be in care because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order), including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

Priority will be next given to children resident within the priority area of the school, a copy of which can be obtained from the school office or Staffordshire County Council.

Priority will next be given to the siblings of pupils attending the school at the time the application is received. Where an elder sibling is in Year 6, siblings will not be prioritised under this criterion.

Children who are attending the nursery at Fradley Park Primary and Nursery School, which is based at the school, and who are in receipt of the Early Years Pupil Premium.

Children who have a parent who has been recruited to fill a vacant post at Fradley Park Primary and Nursery School for which there has previously been a difficulty with recruitment or retention. The Headteacher of the school will confirm whether or not there has been difficulty with recruitment or retention for the post-holder.

Other children arranged in order of priority according to how near their home addresses are to the main gate of the school determined by a straight-line measurement.


If necessary, random allocation undertaken by the local authority will be used as a tie-break in categories 2-6 above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between a child’s home and the academy is equidistant in any two or more cases. 

The Local Authority uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate home to school distance in miles. The measurement is calculated using Ordnance Survey (OS) data from an applicant’s home address to the main front gate of the school. The coordinates of an applicant’s home address is determined and provided by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and OS Address Point data. 

Random allocation will not be applied to multiple birth siblings (twin and triplets etc.) from the same family tied for the final place.  We will admit them all, as permitted by the infant class size rules and exceed our PAN.


Home Address:

The home address is where a child normally lives. Where a child lives with parents with shared parental responsibility, each for part of a week, the address where the child lives is determined using a joint declaration from the parents stating the pattern of residence. If a child’s residence is split equally between both parents, then parents will be asked to determine which residential address should be used for the purpose of admission to school. If no joint declaration is received where the residence is split equally by the closing date for applications, the home address will be taken as the address where the child is registered with the doctor. If the residence is not split equally between both parents then the address used will be the address where the child spends the majority of the school week.


‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of the same family who, in any of these cases, will be living at the same address at the date of their application for a place.

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