The Admissions Policy

(How to enrol your child at Woodfield School) 

The school’s current admissions policy is operated by the Shropshire Local Authority (LA), which is the Admissions Authority for all Community and Controlled Schools within Shropshire.

For the Local Authority Admissions Team please click on the link below.

School Admissions

Full details of the policy, together with information about the arrangements for admission, are set out in the “Parents Guide to Education in Shropshire”.  Copies of this booklet are held in school for the reference of interested parents, in local libraries, and are available on request from the Admissions Team, Premises and Planning, Children and Young People Services, The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND.  Any specific requests for information on admissions should be directed to the Admissions Team on Tel:  0345 678 9008


The school has an admission number of 90 for the Reception intake. 

LA application form.

Parents of Reception children in Shropshire will be required in the Autumn term prior to the school year of admission to complete an LA application form stating preferences for up to three schools. Please see the above link.

If there are more applications for places than are available within the admission limit, then priority will be given based on:

Priority 1

Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.

Priority 2

Children living within the catchment area. Firstly to children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start there and then to other children who live in the catchment area. You can find out what catchment area you live in by searching for your postcode on our mapping system and selecting "Primary Catchment" from the menu.

Priority 3

Children living outside the catchment area. Any places left will be offered firstly to children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start there. Secondly, to other children who live outside the catchment area.

If in any of the above groups there are more applications than places available, priority will be based on distance. This will be measured as a straight line, from home to school on a computerised mapping system. The shortest distance being given priority.

A detailed explanation of this is on pages 14 - 22 of Parents' Guide to Education in Shropshire.

Priority due to exceptional circumstances

Very exceptionally where a child has a particular health reason requiring them to attend a specific school, that child may be given a place before any of the children who qualify under Priority 2 and 3. This will only be allowed if parents/carers can provide medical evidence that attending that particular school is essential to the medical well-being of their child. The council reserves the right to check the relevance of the medical condition.


Appeal against allocation of school place

If you apply for a school place and are advised that there is no place available you are entitled to appeal to an independent appeals panel.

Please click here for more information.


Please see the Parents Guide for specific details.  Parents should be aware that attendance at a particular infant school does not in any way guarantee a place at a particular junior or secondary school.