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Admissions & Transfer Information (07/11/19)


(including Rising 3's Nursery Admission January 2020; Nursery & Reception Admission in September 2020 and Transfer to Middle for Year 4 children September 2020


First School to Middle School Transfer

Personalised letters from Staffordshire Admissions were given to Year 4 children before half term regarding transfer from First School to Middle School in September 2019. These letters were only for children who live within Staffordshire. Please see note below regarding the application process for those living in surrounding education authorities. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2020.

Reception Admissions

If you have a child due to start school in September 2020 (born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016) and would like a place in Reception you need to apply on-line direct to Staffordshire County Council for a school place and not through school. You are strongly advised to make more than one preference of school. The closing date for Reception applications is 15th January 2020.

A letter has been given to each child in Nursery today entitled ‘Important Information – Admission into Reception Class September 2020. Please follow the guidance in this letter to apply for a place in Reception – a copy can also be found on this webpage in the attachments below.

Applications should be made online at:-

More information can also be found at this web address or please telephone the Staffordshire Admissions team on 0300 111 8007 if you have a particular query.

Nb. Parents of children who reside outside Staffordshire will need to apply through their home Local Authority (i.e. the LA you pay your council tax to) and cannot apply through Staffordshire Admissions (even if a Staffordshire school is being applied for).  Neighbouring local authorities will pass applications they receive for Staffordshire Schools through to Staffordshire Admissions under their co-ordinated admissions scheme.

Applications can be made online through Wolverhampton Admissions from 8th November 2019 - 15th January 2020. 

Nursery Admissions

Applications for Nursery places at St Nicholas First School for September 2020 need to be made direct to school using a ‘Nursery 2020 Application form’ which will be available to download from our school website from Friday 10th January 2020. The closing date for completed application forms to be received in the school office is Friday 27th March 2020.

Rising 3’s

NB. Application to Nursery Sept 2020 forms must still be completed even if admitted as a Rising 3 child this academic year

Afternoon Nursery places for 3 year olds born between September & December are available from January 2020 and registration forms should be returned to school expressing interest in Rising 3 admission before October half term. Packs will be sent out to applicants on Friday 8th November 2019. 

 There may also be places available for Rising 3's at Easter 2020 and applications should be made by returning the Data Collection/Registration forms indicating this requirement by the beginning of March 2020.  


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