Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

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


15 March 2022



The admission arrangements 2023/24 for community and voluntary controlled schools in the Shropshire local authority area were determined by Shropshire Council Cabinet on 16 February 2022. 


A copy of the arrangements have been published on our website at:


Determined arrangements for admission authority schools in Shropshire Council’s area appear on the school’s own website but will also be listed on Shropshire Council’s website in due course.


Following determination of arrangements, if it is believed that the admission arrangements are unlawful or do not comply with the mandatory requirements of the School Admissions Code, objections can be made to the Schools Adjudicator.  Any such objections should be submitted in writing by 15 May 2022 to: The Secretary, Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG or by email to


I would be grateful if you could share this information with your parent community via noticeboards or newsletters or whatever means you feel is appropriate.


Kind regards



Carol Sneddon

Admissions Manager


Correspondence Address:

Admissions Team

Learning & Skills

Shropshire Council

The Shirehall

Abbey Foregate




Tel:       0345 678 9008





Shropshire Council - Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2024/25

There are no changes proposed to Shropshire Council’s admission arrangements for 2024/25 for community and voluntary controlled schools requiring consultation. 


However, the Council is co-ordinating a consultation exercise for own admission authority schools, such as academies, whose governing bodies are responsible for setting their admission arrangements and who wish to make changes to those arrangements.  We wish to notify all parents/carers that the consultation will begin on 5 December 2022 and continue for more than 6 weeks until 20 January 2023


Proposed changes to Shropshire’s admission authority school arrangements are shown below:


The Trust-Ed CSAT Alliance is proposing to standardise their policies in terms of definitions e.g. children adopted from care.  This will apply to:


Alveley Primary School

Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

Stokesay Primary School

St. Leonard's CE Primary School, Bridgnorth

Belvidere School

Church Stretton School

Mary Webb School & Science College

Meole Brace School

Oldbury Wells School


The 3-18 Education Trust is proposing changes to standardise their policies:


William Brookes School, is proposing the removal of an older sibling in the sixth form and raising the priority of staff criteria.

Thomas Adams School is proposing a lower priority and extension of children of staff criteria. 

St. Martin’s School is proposing a higher priority and extension of children of staff criteria and the addition of exceptional medical grounds for secondary applicants.

Coleham Primary School is proposing an extension of children of staff criteria.

The Priory School is proposing an extension to children of staff criteria and higher priority to Shrewsbury catchment children over those outside the catchment with a sibling connection

Bridgnorth Endowed School is proposing the addition of children of staff criteria

Ellesmere Primary School is proposing a reduction to their Published Admission Number from 60 to 45

Claverley CE Primary School, Corvedale CE Primary School and Holy Trinity Academy are proposing the removal of faith-related criteria in their policies.


The following schools are not proposing changes, but they are consulting on their admission arrangements to comply with the School Admissions Code 7-yearly consultation requirement:


Martin Wilson School, Shrewsbury

Buildwas Academy

Cleobury Mortimer Primary School

Idsall School, Shifnal


The consultation documents and further information can be found on the individual school websites and will be available on the Shropshire Council website: under ‘Get Involved’ and by following the link to the Consultation on School Admission Arrangements 2024/25. Any comments on the admission arrangements should arrive no later than Friday 20 January 2023 and should be sent either to the individual schools or to:


School Admissions

Shropshire Council


Abbey Foregate




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