Admissions to Year 7


22nd SEPTEMBER 2016

6:30 – 8:30pm

The school’s admission policy is in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the local Staffordshire LEA and Schools Admission Code. If the number of applications for admission to the school exceeds the school’s PAN (Pupil Admission Number), the available places are allocated, in the order of priority using the following criteria:

  1. Children in care and children who ceased to be in care because they were adopted
  2. Children who satisfy both of the following tests
  • I. The child is distinguished from the great majority of applicants either on their own medical grounds or by other exceptional circumstances
  • II. The child would suffer hardship if they were unable to attend the preferred school
  1. Children who have an elder sibling in attendance at the school and who will still be attending at the proposed admission date;
  2. Children living within the catchment area of the school
  3. Other children arranged in order of priority according to how near their home addresses are the main gate of the school determined by a straight line measurement

Further details can be found in the ‘Secondary Information for Parents – 2017’ booklet or on the admissions section of the Staffordshire website.  For parents who reside in the Staffordshire area applications can be made online at For parents who reside in the Dudley area applications can be made online

Parents living outside Staffordshire should apply through the admissions service of their own local authority.

The maximum admissions limit for this year will be 192. As there are fewer children in the primary schools in the catchment area than this, there are more places available for parents applying from outside.

Please click on the link below for more detailed up-to-date admission arrangements:

Ounsdale Admission Arrangements 2017-18

In-Year Admissions

Parents wishing to discuss applications at other times during the school year should contact Mrs D Ingram, Student Support Administrator by phone (01902 504930) or email

Online Admissions Link

Online Admissions Dudley