Shropshire Council

Admissions arrangements and criteria

Shropshire Council sets the admission arrangements for community and controlled schools in Shropshire. These are reviewed every year and a consultation will take place if changes are proposed.

For 2022-23 the only change proposed to Shropshire Council admission arrangements for 2022-23 was the reduction of the published admission number for Stiperstones CE Primary School located at Norbury from 8 to 7. Consultation took place from Friday 11 December 2020 for a period exceeding six weeks until Monday 25 January 2021. The admission arrangements were then determined by cabinet on 8 February 2021.

Following determination of these arrangements, objections can be made to the schools adjudicator before 15 May 2021.

All academies, free schools, aided and foundation schools are an admissions authority and determine their own admission arrangements. 

Secondary schools in north and south Shropshire use a criteria which refers to attending a state-funded primary school that lies within the secondary school's catchment area for more than a whole academic year immediately prior to transfer. Please refer to our list to find out which state-funded primary school is within each secondary school's catchment area.

Use the links at the bottom of the page to view the admissions arrangements by year.

Admissions criteria

There's a maximum number of children that can be admitted to a school in each year group. If more applications are received than available places, the school is said to be oversubscribed. When this happens, places have to be allocated in strict order of priority, according to the oversubscription criteria.

Children with a statement of special educational needs or EHC plan naming a particular school will be offered a place at that school. A set list of priorities for each school group then defines how remaining school places are allocated.

View the oversubscription criteria for Shropshire Council community and controlled schools by clicking on the relevant links at the bottom of the page.

Own authority schools admissions criteria are detailed in the individual policies, set by the school and available on the schools’ own websites. This information is also available in the admission arrangements policies for the individual own authority schools, available in the table and links below.

Admission arrangements

Shropshire Council schools

2020 / 21 2021 / 22 2022 / 23

Own-authority schools

2020 / 21 2021 / 22 2022 / 23