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Applying to Idsall

As an academy, Idsall School are the admission authority and therefore have responsibility for setting and applying the admissions criteria.

Idsall School has an admissions number of 216 for the Year 7 Intake in September 2017.

The allocation of places in the year commencing September 2017 was made on 1st March 2017 at which date the number of preferences received and places allocated was as follows:

Date of
Admissions Limit
No of 1st preferences received
Total places allocated
No of 2nd preferences received
No of 3rd preferences received
March 2017

Parents of Year 6 children living in Shropshire, will be required in the Autumn term prior to the school year of transfer from primary to secondary school, to complete an LA application form stating preferences for up to three schools. The closing date for applications is 30th October and allocation letters will be sent to parents at the beginning of March. If there are more applications for places than are available within the admission limit, then priority will be given as follows: 

  • 1. Looked After Children who are in Public Care or children who were Looked After but ceased to be so because they were adopted as defined in the School Admissions Code.
  • 2. Children living inside the designated catchment area will have priority of admission. If there are not enough places for all the children in the catchment area then the following criteria for admission will apply in order:
    • 2a. Priority will be given to children living within the catchment area who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.
    • 2b. After that, priority will be given to other children who live within the catchment area.
  • 3. Children of members of staff employed by Idsall School on a permanent contract or for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made. When this element is oversubscribed, consideration is given to length of service and finally to proximity to the school.
  • 4. If there are spaces still available after the above criteria have been applied, children living outside the designated catchment area will be offered places according to the following criteria:
    • 4a. Children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.
    • 4b  Secondly, priority will be given to children living outside the catchment area without an older sibling at the school, but who have attended a maintained primary school that lies within the secondary school’s catchment area, for more than a whole academic year immediately prior to transfer.
    • 4c  All other children.

Apart from category 3, each category will be rank ordered according to the distance from home to school as a straight line measurement.

Parents living outside the Shropshire Education Authority may apply for places at Idsall School, but should do so through their own Local Education Authority by indicating a preference for Idsall School on the local admissions form. The application will be passed on to Shropshire LA. If the Shropshire LA Admissions Team is unable to offer a place at Idsall School, the home LA will be informed so that consideration can be given to the other preferences.

Application forms for places after the Year 6 transfer stage can be downloaded below and submitted directly to Idsall School. For advice or support regarding in year transfers you may contact us directly at school or contact the Admissions Team as above.