Worcestershire County Council's 'Information for Parents Book on Admissions and Transfers to Schools' is available to view online at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
A copy of the book is also available to view in Schools, Libraries and at your Local Worcestershire Hub.
The Information for Parents book contains full details on the application and allocation process, including the oversubscription admission criteria for each school.You are advised to read the book prior to making an application.
The information below briefly explains:
How to apply for a school place in the normal round of admissions 2015/16
The parents of ALL pupils resident in Worcestershire, including parents whose preference is for the catchment area school for the child's home address, seeking a place at any First/Primary or Middle School, including any Academy, Foundation or Voluntary Aided Schools, and any School outside Worcestershire, must complete a Worcestershire LA Common Application Form (PA1) by the closing date 15th January 2015.
Applications can be made online up until the closing date, 15th January 2015 by visiting www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
If you do not have access to the internet, Application Forms are available from the School, Local Worcestershire Hub or by request on 01905 822700.
The parents of pupils resident outside Worcestershire, but who wish to apply for a place at any Worcestershire school, must complete an application form provided by the "home" LA. (The "home" LA is defined as the Local Authority relevant to the Child's home address). The "home" LA will ensure that the application details are passed onto Worcestershire LA for consideration in the allocation of school places.
For pupils resident in Worcestershire, the offer letters will be posted on 16th April 2015 via second class postage. They will be sent direct to parents, by the Pupil Admissions and Transfers Section, even if it is on behalf of the governing body of an Academy, Foundation or Voluntary Aided School, or a school in a neighbouring LA.
In the few cases, where it may not be possible to offer a place at any of the preferences nominated on the application form, a place will be offered at the nearest school with available places.
The offer letter will include an acceptance/decline slip which must be returned by the date specified in the offer letter.
For pupils not resident in Worcestershire, the offer or refusal letters will be sent direct to parents by the home LA, even if it is for a school in Worcestershire.