Starting School

All admissions of school-age children are handled by Telford and Wrekin Council
Once you have had your school place confirmed to start in Reception, we will get in touch with you after the Easter holidays with a date for a meeting. This will allow you and your child to meet all the experienced members of staff in our Foundation Stage.

Application closing dates 2023-24 for applying for a school place are below:

This table shows the closing dates for applying for a school place.
Starting Primary School

(Reception year)

1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020 15 January 2024
Infant to Junior

(Year 2 to Year 3)

1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017 15 January 2024
Starting Secondary School

(Year 7)

1 September 2012 – 31 August 2013 31 October 2023

If a child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the application closing date is 31 October 2023 for admission into primary, junior and secondary school.

You are strongly advised to apply to four local schools including your nearest or catchment area school. You can use our Catchment Area School Finder Tool to check which school are your nearest or catchment area schools.

If you have recently moved to Telford and Wrekin and need to apply for a school place or want to transfer your child to a school in the borough outside of the normal entry points at the start of primary or secondary school, please view the in-year admissions webpage for more information.

To apply for a school place, you will need to complete and submit an online application form using the link below:

Visit our School Admissions Portal to apply for a school place