Admissions

Our schools are very popular both with parents in the catchment area and beyond.

If you wish to make an enquiry about current places please read the ‘places available’ section of the page below to see the current situation in individual schools and year groups across the trust.

To apply for schools at the standard entry point (i.e. Reception, Year 5, Year 7 or Year 9) please apply via Staffordshire County Council or your local authority if you do not live in Staffordshire. The easiest way is online via https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/home.aspx

As an academy trust we are our own admissions authority. We do, however, still work very closely with Staffordshire County Council admissions team. Please feel free to download and read our Admissions & Appeals Arrangements policy.


Places available

NURSERY PLACES

  • We have places available for all children aged 3+ at all four of our First School nurseries in Penkridge, Brewood and Bishops Wood. Parents are entitled to at least 15 hours of fully funded nursery education. Please email enquiries@penkvalley.co.uk for more information.

FIRST SCHOOL PLACES

  • We have a few remaining reception places at Princefield First School, Penkridge. Please email office@princefield.staffs.sch.uk or ring 01785 714050 to enquire.
  • Marshbrook First School, Penkridge
    St Mary & St Chad First School, Brewood and
    St John’s First School, Bishops Wood are all currently over-subscribed.

YEAR 5 PLACES

  • Penkridge Middle School has a few remaining places for Year 5 in September 2021. Please email enquiries@penkvalley.co.uk to enquire.

YEAR 7 PLACES

  • We still have a few spaces for Year 7 in September 2021 at The Rural Enterprise Academy, Rodbaston. Please email enquiries@ruralenterpriseacademy.com or ring 01785 333360 to book a tour.

YEAR 9-11 PLACES

  • We have just a few spaces in Years 9, 10 and 11 at The Rural Enterprise Academy, Rodbaston. Please email enquiries@ruralenterpriseacademy.com or ring 01785 333360 to book a tour.
  • We have just a few spaces in Years 9, 10 and 11 at Wolgarston High School, Penkridge. Please email office@wolgarston.staffs.sch.uk or ring 01785 788400 to book a tour.

(last updated 14 September 2021)