All children must be receiving full time education at the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday and no child is legally entitled to a school place before that age. The school year runs from 1st September to 31st August inclusive. The children whose birthdays fall within that school year form a ‘cohort’, which affects all future transfers between the stages of education, i.e. from primary to secondary. Children are normally only admitted to school within their cohort. Parents must now register their child to start the Reception Year directly with Telford & Wrekin.

The School Admission process has been completely online since September 2017. Anyone wishing to apply for a school place will need to open a My Telford Account and then follow the steps for applying online. If you need further support with this, or have no ICT facilities or a language barrier please contact the School Admissions Team 

A guide is available on their website to help with the process.



Children who are five between 1st September and the 31st August will be admitted to school full time in the September into the Reception class. Whichever school they are transferring to, arrangements will be made in the preceding term for children to meet their new teachers. It is hoped that parents will take the opportunity to visit the school prior to their child starting. This is an opportunity to look around the school, meet the staff and discuss any particular concerns. The children will normally remain at the school until the end of the summer term of the year in which they are eleven when they transfer to secondary school. Parents will be informed of details concerning the transfer to secondary school in the Spring term prior to the move.


For further information please click here which will direct you to the Telford and Wrekin website.

For information regarding the admission arrangements that will now be in place from the academic year 2020/21 please click here.

All children are entitled to start in a Reception class in the September after their fourth birthday. Children do not, however, have to start school in September if it is felt that they are not ready. For more information please click here.




In year admissions

If you wish to transfer your child to Lawley Primary school please contact pupil services at Telford and Wrekin as they will advise you of spaces and waiting lists. Please click the link below to be re-directed to Telford and Wrekin's admissions page where you will need to complete an online application.


Secondary Transfers

For more information on this years secondary transfers please visit Telford and Wrekin website:

The online application for secondary schools (2019/20) will be open with effect from the second week in September and parents will be able to apply online and submit up to four school preferences. The closing date for secondary applications is the 31st October 2018.


More information about the process can be found at


If you have any enquiries please contact admissions via email


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