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Please find Coleham Primary School's Admissions Policy and also the Mid-Term (starting in-year) application form below.

Full details of Admissions can be found on the Shropshire Council website https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/ and set out in the "Parents' Guide to Education in Shropshire".  Please click here: https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/parents-guide-to-education/

Details of Shropshire Council's Fair Access Protocol can also be found here: https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/media/6575/fair-access-protocol.pdf


The admission arrangements 2023-24 for community and voluntary controlled schools in the Shropshire local authority area were determined by Shropshire Council Cabinet in February 2022. A copy of the arrangements can be found on their website at:


Determined arrangements for admission authority schools in Shropshire Council’s area appear on the school’s own website but will also be listed on Shropshire Council’s website in due course.

Following the determination of arrangements, any objections to admission arrangements for entry in September 2023, must be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2022

Contact details for Office of the Schools Adjudicator are:

Website:              https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/objection-to-school-admission-arrangements

Email:                    osa.team@schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk

Post:                      OSA, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE


Starting School in Reception

We have two reception classes here at Coleham.  The admissions number for this Reception year and future years is 60. 

The closing date for 2022-23 applications has now passed. If you have recently moved into the area - or are planning to do between now and the start of the 2022-23 academic year - and require a Reception place for September 2022, please contact please contact the Admissions Team at Shirehall on 0345 678 9008 for advice and guidance. 

We recommend that 2022-23 Reception Year applicants visit the EYFS section in our "Joining" tab to watch a series of videos aimed at giving  you and your child a real insight into a typical day at school for our EYFS children. 

For those children allocated a place at Coleham Primary School, we have a comprehensive induction programme to ease the children into school life.  A series of induction visits for parents and children take place in the summer term prior to the new school year in September.