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 now’ 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 for September

NURSERY PLACES

  • We have places available for all children over 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.

RECEPTION 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 over-subscribed for reception places for September 2021.

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 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 PLACES

  • We still have spaces for Year 9 in September 2021 at The Rural Enterprise Academy, Rodbaston. Please email enquiries@ruralenterpriseacademy.com or ring 01785 333360 to book a tour.
  • We have a last few place for Year 9 in September 2021 at Wolgarston High School, Penkridge. Please email office@wolgarston.staffs.sch.uk or ring 01785 788400 to book a tour.

SIXTH FORM PLACES

  • Wolgarston Sixth Form is still accepting applications from students in Year 11 to join in September 2021.

(last updated 24 May 2021)