Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

‘An excellent, happy school, where we enjoy learning’


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

School Admissions

Your child is entitled to start school in the academic year in which they turn 5 years old.  The academic year runs from September 1st to 31st August inclusive. 

Empower Trust, of which the school is part, is its own admissions authority which is operated by Shropshire Council as the Local Authority (LA) on behalf of the school.  Full details of this, together with information about the arrangements for admissions, are set out on the Shropshire website link below.

Parents can contact the admissions team on:

0345 678 9008

Letters will come directly from the Local Authority to your home alerting you about the need to apply for a school place, usually in the autumn term in the school year that your child becomes four.


Those children who are allocated a place at the school for their children to start in Reception are invited to a day and a half induction, which will follow the lines of a normal school day.  Parents are invited to a New Entrants' Evening before the school visit where staff discuss the school's aims and routines with parents.


Admission in to the Nursery

Parents are able to put their child's name on the waiting list as soon as they are two years old.  There are free nursery places for 2 and 3 year olds, subject to eligibility.  For further information please contact the main reception.