St George’s C of E School is an academy which takes children aged from 2years-11years. We welcome all pupils, irrespective of faiths, cultures, races, disabilities or family backgrounds. We admit our pupils in-line with the Equality Act 2010, School Admissions Code 2014, the School Admission Appeals Code 2012, Human Rights Act1998andtheSchoolStandardsandFrameworkAct1998.
New Reception Intake
Applications for a place in Reception should be made through the local authority in
which your child lives. If you are a parent or carer and wish to apply for a place for
your child, you will need to complete a common application form available on
and return it to your local authority which in the majority of cases will be
Worcestershire. Please list the school you are applying for in order of preference. Put
your preferred school first.
Children are normally admitted in the September in the year in which they reach
their fifth birthday without reference to colour, creed aptitude or ability. The Local
Authority will admit children up to the Pupil Admissions Number which is presently 30
according to the criteria on their web site.
We offer an open morning to show parents around and answer any questions they may have. If you are unable to make this please contact the school office to make an alternative appointment. The office staff will be happy to help.
All preferences are collated and parents then receive an offer from the LA at the
highest preference school available.
Further information can be found at:
Remember the closing date for admissions for September 2023 is 15th January 2023. The school offer notification date by the Local Authority is 17th April 2023.
Our planned admission number for our 3-4-year-old Nursery is 26 places for each
session. The planned admission number for our 2-year-old Nursery is 12 places per
At St George’s C of E School children are offered a part time Nursery place for either
morning or afternoon. The sessions are three hours long and funded by the Nursery
Education Fund. The school also offers full time places. Further hours may be
purchased on a termly basis if places are available.
Please contact the school office to make an application.
In Year Transfers and Enrolment
St George’s C of E School aims to educate every child holistically and follows the
Code of Admissions where all places are allocated in an open and fair way.
We fulfil the government’s requirement to restrict Early Years and Key Stage 1 classes to
a maximum of 30 and prefer to keep our numbers below this if possible.
Requests for admission to Reception made after the normal round of admissions,
from 1 September, or for places in other Year Groups should be made directly to
school admissions. Pupils can readily be admitted if there are fewer children in the
year group than the Pupil Admissions Number (subject to the class size restriction of
Where the year group is full a place may still be offered providing:
-there is an education, health and welfare plan in place the child is a ‘looked after’
-no other applicants (other than those prioritised through EHW and LAC) have been
refused places in the same year group – wherever they live
-the child is living or moving into the school’s priority area (evidence will be required)
the admission will not breach the class size limit for infants the school is willing
All applications for In Year places will be co-ordinated by the Local Authority.
Parents/Carers completing an application form must forward the application form
to School Admissions. For more information, please click on the link below:
As an academy school decisions are made by the trustee / school Governors.
Waiting lists for Academy, Foundation, Free and Voluntary Aided Schools, are maintained by the individual schools and parents will need to contact the school directly in order to be included. The school will maintain a waiting list, and parents need to apply, in order to be included. This waiting list will be maintained until 31st December. At that stage parents will need to reapply at the start of the following term if they wish to be included.
You should be aware that a school waiting list is an active document. As parents request for their children to be included on the list, the position of an individual child already on the list can change. A waiting list does not give priority based simply on the date an application was added to the list.
When there are more applications than places, children are admitted in the order of priority according to the admissions policy.
When there are more applications than places children will be admitted in the following order of priority:
- “Looked after” and “previously looked after” children.
- Siblings (see below for definition) of pupils attending the school and living within the catchment area of the school. In order to qualify for a place on the grounds of a sibling attending the school, the sibling must already be attending the school at the time of application and still be attending at the time of admission. Copies of catchment area maps, if required are available from the LA, or can be viewed in schools.
In the event of a school catchment area change being approved, pupils who would still have a sibling connection (see below for definition) at the time of admission and who are living at the same address in the previous catchment area for a school, (but not within the revised catchment area), at the time the change was approved will be considered as living within the catchment area.
- Pupils living within the catchment area of the school. Copies of catchment area maps, if required are available from the LA, or can be viewed in schools.
- Pupils living outside of the catchment area but who would still have a sibling connection (see below for definition) at school at the time of admission. In order to qualify for a place on the grounds of a sibling attending the school, the sibling must already be attending the school at the time of application and still be attending at the time of admission.
- Children of all staff at the mainstream school, where that member of staff has been employed for two or more years, and/or is recruited to fill a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
- Pupils who live nearest to the school by the shortest straight- line distance. The measurement will be taken using the Geo-Code Points for each property and the Geo-Code point for the school. The Governing body will utilise the Local Authority software package called Arcview GIS to determine distance. Ordnance Survey supplies the co-ordinates that are used to plot an address within this system. (In the event of equi-distance applicants, any place will be allocated by random selection (lottery). Someone totally independent of the Governing Body will supervise this process).
In accordance with legislation, a child with an Educational Health Care Plan will be offered a place at the school named in the plan.
Where there are too many applications from within the catchment area, priority will be decided in the following order, i.e. sibling connection then children of staff then according to distance, each assessed as indicated above.
In the event that one or more but not all children from a multiple birth can be allocated a place(s), all of the children from that multiple birth will be admitted
even if this takes the school over PAN. These children are exceptions to the
Infant Class Size legislation. There are a number of additional limited exceptions to the Infant Class Size legislation, including children of UK service personnel admitted outside the normal admissions round, children with EHCPs, looked after children, children with special educational needs who are normally taught in a unit attached to the school, where a procedural error has occurred, children admitted following successful appeal and children admitted outside of the normal admissions round where no other place is available.
The Code on School Admission Appeals sets out the appropriate deadlines for appeals and includes:
- For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals (the deadline is set annually in co-ordinated scheme);
- For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;
- For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.
School Admissions Policies:
For information of admissions to St George’s C of E School please see the policy below: