Last Chance to Apply for a Secondary School Place in Staffordshire

Parents have just over a week to apply for a secondary school in Staffordshire.

Admission applications to secondary schools close on October 31, meaning parents still have time to make that all-important decision on which secondary school their child will attend in September 2022.

With an increased demand for secondary school places in some areas of the county, Staffordshire County Council’s admissions team has produced some top tips when making an application.

These include:

  • Make more than one preference
  • Be realistic about the schools being applied for, and always include your catchment area school on your list of preferred schools where you have one.  Carry out a school search at
  • Understand the admissions arrangements for each of your preferred schools. This will enable you to assess what order of priority will be given for each school. You will find this information at
  • All applications are considered at the same time, meaning it is important that all applications are in by October 31.

County Councillor Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Education said:

“Parents who need to apply for a place but haven’t done so yet need to get in before the closing date. By applying on time, they will have the best chance of being allocated one of their top three preferred schools for their child.

“Our admissions team have an excellent track record of allocating the majority of parents their first preference school, but this job is made all the easier by parents getting their applications in before the closing date.”

Tony Walley
Tony Walley
News & Sport Editor

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