Apply for a place
We welcome applications from all families - you do not need to be Catholic to be part of our wonderful school.
If your child's 4th birthday is between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 then you will need to apply for a place at First, Infant or Primary School.
Applying for a place in Reception Class
The School Admissions Team at Staffordshire County Council allocate
all school Reception class places - for further details on the admissions
process including admission criteria, catchment areas, appeals etc
please follow this link to Staffordshire County Council website.
School Admissions do not issue application forms as the Service is
keen to provide a paperless system in all its admissions processes
wherever possible. Their website also gives details if you wish to
apply for a mid-year transfer, but we would request that you contact the school first.
When Can I Apply?
To apply for a reception place at St John's you must apply via Staffordshire County Council here: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-primary/Apply/Overview.aspx
You can also find our full admissions policy below.
If you would like any further information or any support with the application process please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
For us, every day is an open day - so please give us a call and we will arrange a time and date for you to visit us!
1st November 2023 - applications open. You will need to click on this link to apply online.
15th January 2024 - deadline for applications. You will need to click on this link to apply online.
16th April 2024 - National Offer Day (parents receive outcomes)
Further information can be found on the Staffordshire County Council School Admissions website
Applying for a Nursery Place
You can apply for a nursery place from the start of the school term after your child’s third birthday. Nursery applications are a dealt with directly by the school.
Here at St John's Nursery, we are dedicated to ensuring that your child has the best possible start to their educational, social and emotional life. If you are interested bringing your child for a 'stay and play' session, you would be most welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange a day / time for this.
To find our more or for an application pack please call us on 01889 343106 email: office@st-johns -greathaywood.staffs.sch.uk
Our nursery has places for 3-4 year olds and is open 5 days per week (NB term time only).
Morning and afternoon sessions are available with the option of before and after school club provision each day before school from 7.30am in the morning and after school until 5.30pm in the evening.
15 hours + 30 hours provision available.
Please contact the school office re eligibility.
In Year Admissions
We welcome in-year admissions to all year groups. The process for this is different however, as it is not led centrally by the County Council Admissions Team. In the first instance, we would recommend that you contact us directly to arrange a time to come and look around and have a chat with the headteacher. You will then need to submit an in-year admissions form and return it to the school office.
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made via the local authority by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available online and below. The local authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the governors.
We strongly recommend contacting the school and booking a time when you can come and have a look around before or after making your application!
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in our admission arrangements will be applied.
If there are no places available, the local authority will notify you of this decision on behalf of the governors and the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.