Important Info from school admissions

11 December 2017



Shropshire Council, as admission authority for community and controlled schools in Shropshire, is conducting a consultation exercise on School Admission Arrangements for 2019/20. The Council is simultaneously co-ordinating a consultation exercise for own admission authority schools, such as academies, whose governing bodies are responsible for setting their admission arrangements and who wish to make changes to those arrangements. We wish to notify all parents/carers that the consultation will begin on Friday 15 December for a period of 6 weeks up until 27 January 2018.

In summary the proposed changes are as follows:

 Minor changes to the designated catchment area at secondary transfer to align with the primary designated catchment area. This will affect a small number of residents located at Bomere Heath, Hoptonheath, Rowton (near Broome), English Frankton, Atterley, Pennerley and Stanwardine in the Wood. (Please see for more information and illustrative maps.)

Crowmoor Primary School in Shrewsbury is proposing a reduction to its Published Admission Number from 34 to 30 to enable better class organisation.

Barrow 1618 CE Free School have proposed the addition of children of teaching staff as a new criterion in their policy.

Ellesmere Primary School have proposed the addition of children of staff as a new criterion in their policy and priority for children with siblings attending the school.

 Severn Bridges Multi-Academy Trust in Shrewsbury (Greenfields Primary School, Mount Pleasant Primary School and Radbrook Primary School) have proposed the addition of children of staff criterion to each of their school policies.

Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School have proposed to prioritise all looked after children, regardless of whether they are baptised Catholic children and to make minor changes to their oversubscription criteria.

The consultation documents containing further information can be found on the Shropshire website: by following the link to the Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2019.

If parents wish to make comments on any of the proposed changes by Friday 26 January 2018 they should e-mail or write to:

School Admissions, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, SHREWSBURY SY2 6ND


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