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.


Open Evenings

This year we have virtual open events scheduled for the following dates:

The Rural Enterprise Academy

Penkridge Middle School

  • Thursday 8 October, 6pm on their website www.penkridge.staffs.sch.uk
  • Find out more about places in Year 5 and Year 7 from September 2021

Wolgarston High School

Wolgarston Sixth Form


Places available now

FIRST SCHOOL PLACES (Nursery to Year 4)

  • We have spaces in Nursery and Year 2 at St John’s CofE First School, Bishopswood. Please email office@st-johns-bishopswood.staffs.sch.uk or ring 01785 840318.
  • We still have some Reception places from September 2020 at St Mary & St Chad’s CofE First School, Brewood. Please emailĀ office2@stmarystchad.org or ringĀ 01902 850373.
  • We have just one place in Year 1, one place in Year 2 and one place in Year 4 at Marshbrook First School, Penkridge. Please email office@marshbrook.staffs.sch.uk or ring01785 712780..
  • We have a few remaining spaces in Years 1, 2 and 4 at Princefield First School, Penkridge. Please email office@princefield.staffs.sch.uk or ring 01785 714050.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PLACES (Year 5 to Year 8)

  • Penkridge Middle School is oversubscribed in all year groups but we will do our utmost to accommodate students who move into our catchment area. Please email enquiries@penkvalley.co.uk to enquire about catchment area places.

HIGH SCHOOL PLACES (Year 9 to Year 11)

  • We have just a few spaces in Year 9 at Wolgarston High School, Penkridge. Please email office@wolgarston.staffs.sch.uk or ring 01785 788400. Please note we are full in Years 10 and 11 but we will do our utmost to accommodate students who move into our catchment area. Please email enquiries@penkvalley.co.uk to enquire about catchment area places.
  • We have just three spaces in Year 9 available at The Rural Enterprise Academy, Rodbaston. Please email enquiries@ruralenterpriseacademy.com or ring 01785 333360. We are full in Years 10 and 11 and as a free school do not have a catchment area.

SIXTH FORM (Year 12 and 13)

(last updated 25 September 2020)