St Andrew's C of E Primary School

Respecting one another and learning together, to be the best that we can be

Park Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9HD




St. Andrew's CE Primary School, Shifnal

Admissions Policy 

For admissions to the Reception Year or Year 7 application must be made through Shropshire Council by 15th January or 31st October in the academic year prior to which your child is due to start school.  All applications received by this date will be considered and parents will be informed by Shropshire Council on 16th April or 1st March if they have been allocated a place for their child.  Please see the Parents Guide to Education booklet on the Shropshire Council website:

Admissions Criteria:

Children with a Statement of Special Education Needs or Education and Health Care Plan which names St. Andrew's CE Primary School, Shifnal will be allocated places, after which places are allocated up to the Published Admission Number of 42 according to an agreed set of criteria in strict order of priority as shown below. 

1.  Looked After Children who are in Public Care or children who were Looked After but ceased to be so because they were adopted as defined in the School Admissions Code.

2.  Children living inside the designated catchment area will have priority of admission.  If there are not enough places for all the children in the catchment area then the following criteria for admission will apply in order:

     2a.  Priority will be given to children living within the catchment area who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.

     2b.  After that, priority will be given to other children who live within the catchment area.

3.  If there are spaces still available after the above criteria have been applied, children living outside the designated catchment area will be offered places according to the following criteria:

     3a.  Children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.

     3b.  All other children.

Please note that arrangements for the admission to Secondary School include the following:  Priority is given to out of area children who have for one year prior to transfer attended a publicly-funded primary school which lies within the catchment area of the secondary school.

 Each category will be rank ordered according to the distance from home to school as a straight line measurement. 


A sibling connection is defined as a brother or sister, step-brother or step-sister, or half-brother or half-sister, living at the same address as part of the same family unit and of compulsory school age (i.e. 5 - 16 years).  Adopted siblings are also included.  Older siblings must be attending the school on the date the younger sibling is due to start there.  However, cousins or other relatives who take up residence in a home in order to establish an 'in catchment area' address will not be given priority under the sibling criterion. 


Useful Links:

Parents Guide to Education


Applying Online

Waiting List and Reviews

Special Needs

Oversubscription Criteria

Frequently Asked Questions


Starting or transferring school


Mid Term Transfer Application Form & Guidance Notes

Appeal against allocation of school place


Admission Arrangements and Criteria