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Shropshire Council School Admission Arrangements 2023/24

Please see below information received from Shropshire Council Admissions Team:


Shropshire Council, as admission authority for community and controlled schools in Shropshire, is

conducting a consultation exercise on School Admission Arrangements for 2025/26. The Council is

simultaneously coordinating a consultation exercise for own admission authority schools, such as

academies, whose governing bodies/trustees 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 4 December 2023 and continue for more than 6 weeks until 19 January 2024.


The proposed amendment to Shropshire Council’s admission arrangements are as follows:

St Lawrence CE Primary School in Church Stretton is proposing a reduction to its Published Admission

Number from 34 to 30.


Shropshire Council are proposing changes to the in-year admission arrangements from 1st September 2024

for all community and voluntary controlled schools as well as own admission authority schools. Shropshire

Council is proposing that the Local Authority be responsible for coordinating in-year applications, as well as

retaining responsibility for coordinating main admissions rounds. The proposed coordination represents a

significant change from the existing position, where the responsibility for in-year applications is delegated to

all Shropshire schools.


Proposed changes to Shropshire’s admission authority school arrangements are shown below.


  • The Trust-Ed CSAT Alliance is proposing the standardisation of all their Trust policies, the schools below are consulting on the following changes:
  • Alveley Primary School - adding medical and staff criteria
  • Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth - adding medical and staff criteria
  • Stokesay Primary School - adding medical and staff criteria
  • St. Leonard's CE Primary School, Bridgnorth - adding medical and staff criteria
  • Church Stretton School - adding medical and staff criteria
  • Mary Webb School & Science College – changing the position of staff criteria
  • Oldbury Wells School - adding medical and changing the position of staff criteria



  • Barrow 1618 Primary School – removal of faith-related criteria
  • Cleobury Mortimer Primary School – adding medical criteria
  • Clunbury CE Primary School – adding medical criteria
  • Longden CE Primary School – removal of faith criteria, adding staff criteria and changing the position of medical criteria
  • Greenacres Primary School – adding staff criteria
  • St Mary’s CE (aided) Primary School - adding medical criteria
  • Bowbrook Primary School is a new school and a part of the 3-18 Education trust in Shropshire. As the school opened in September 2023, they need to consult on their proposed oversubscription criteria and admissions policy
  • Much Wenlock Primary School has joined the 3-18 Education Trust and is proposing to remove medical criteria along with adding staff criteria, bringing the policy in line with those in the rest of the trust
  • St Michaels Federation, consisting of Lydbury North CE Primary School and Onny CE Primary School is proposing changing the position of medical criteria
  • Our Lady & St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, Oswestry, and St John’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgnorth is proposing to give priority to all looked after children and previously looked after children whether or not of Catholic faith
  • Idsall School has joined The Marches Academy Trust and is and is proposing to add medical criteria to bring their policy in line with those in the rest of the trust


The consultation documents and further information can be found on the individual school websites and will be available on the Shropshire Council website: in the link to Consultation on Admission

Arrangements 2025.


Any comments on the admission arrangements should arrive no later than Friday 19 January 2024 and should be sent either to the individual schools or to:


School Admissions

Shropshire Council



Consult Parent Notice