Shropshire Council is the admissions authority for the school and determines the admission arrangements.
For admissions to Reception Year, application must be made through Shropshire Council by 15th January prior to the year in which your child is due to start school. All applications received by this date will be considered and parents will be informed by Shropshire Council on 16th April if they have been allocated a place for their child. Further details can be found in the Parents’ Guide to Education booklet or on Shropshire Council’s website:
Printed copies of this booklet are available on request from the Admissions Team, Learning & Skills, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.
Any specific requests for information on admissions should be directed to the Admissions Team:
E Mail:
Tel: 0345 6789008.
Children can attend primary education from the September following their 4th birthday. The law requires that children attend school from the start of the term following their 5th birthday. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the school year, or until the child reaches compulsory school age in that year. They can also request that their child attends part-time until they reach compulsory school age.
At Longnor School, part-time education requires a commitment to the full term – mornings only. The school has an admission limit of 15 for each Year Group. If there are more applications for places than are available within the admission limit, then priority is given based on:
Admissions Criteria:
Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan which names Longnor School will be allocated places, after which places are allocated up to the Published Admission Number of 15 according to an agreed set of criteria in strict order of priority as shown below.

  1. Looked After Children who are in Public Care or children who were Looked After but ceased to be so because they were adopted.
  2. Children living inside the designated catchment area will have priority of admission. If there are not enough places for all the children in the catchment area then the following criteria for admission will apply in order:
    2a. Priority will be given to children living within the catchment area who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.
    2b. After that, priority will be given to other children who live within the catchment area.
  3. If there are spaces still available after the above criteria have been applied, children living outside the designated catchment area will be offered places according to the following criteria:
    3a. Children who will have an older sibling at the school on the day they are due to start school.
    3b All other children. Each category will be rank ordered according to the distance from home to school as a straight line measurement.

Mid-term applications

Mid-term applications will be dealt with using the same admissions criteria given above. To apply for a place other than the start of Reception, parents should apply directly to the school on a mid-term application form available on the Shropshire Council website or from school. If there is a space in the relevant year group a place will be granted. If the application is for a place in an over-subscribed year group then the Headteacher will consider whether additional places can be offered above the published admission number. If a place cannot be offered, parents will receive a formal letter and information on how to appeal against the decision from Shropshire Council Admissions Team.

Our Admissions Policy can be downloaded here: