Admissions (Please click on the blue hyperlinks within the text for futher information)

St.Nicholas First School has an admission policy, as an academy. School places are allocated according to the criteria agreed and outlined in the Schools Admissions Policy (see attachments below). Guidance on how to apply can be found at:

Find out if you fall within the St Nicholas catchment area here.

Provision for Nursery children at St Nicholas, within a newly extended and renovated state of the art classroom/outdoor space has a number of flexibilities for parents. Please see the relevant section to find out what the school can offer you.

The term after your child turns 3...

As long as we have space we are able to take your child in to our wraparound care facility for morning or afternoon sessions and, where possible, all day using government funded hours or at a cost to parents. If this is something that interests you please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be able to guide you through this process.   Many of our Reception children begin their journey with us at St Nicholas in this way and the difference an early start makes is starting to really show academically and socially! Wraparound Care pupils are fully integrated into Nursery life.

School Nursery

Children will be admitted to the Nursery Class in September of the academic   year in which they become four.  Aside from the Wraparound Care pupils  (as mentioned above) we can offer 15 hour (5 x morning or 5 x afternoon) placements as well as 30 hour government or parent funded places to meet a child's or family's needs. Some families are entitled to 30 hours free Nursery funding and upon providing school with an eligibility code, children access a 30 hour session.

In and around the 15 hour and 30 hour sessions there is also an opportunity for parents to pay for additional childcare, before and after school, really to suit need between 7.30am and 6pm. If this is something you want to know more about, please ring the office on 01902 842998 or email Lindsey Richards as above.  

Please note – all applications for places must be received by the school office within the timescales listed below to try and access a place for your child. To see the admissions criteria for this please see attachments below or call in and ask for a paper copy in the school office.

Nursery to apply direct to school by paper application form (available from the school's website from the dates below)

Applications to be made between Friday 10th January 2020 - Friday 27th March 2020

Offers posted to parent by Friday 24th April 2020

Nursery acceptance closing date - Friday 8th May 2020

NB attendance at school Nursery DOES NOT ever guarantee a child a place in Reception.

Admission to Reception

We admit children into Reception in September of the academic year in which they   become five. (Please note that admission to St Nicholas’ Nursery Class does not automatically guarantee a place in Reception.)

Click here to see Staffordshire County Council Parents' information booklet


Online Application Service Opens - 1st November 2020

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications.
Applications received after this date will be 
considered in line with the 'late application process - 15th January 2020

Applications are processed and information is shared
between schools and neighboouring local authorities - Spring Term 2020

Offer of a school place.  Online applicants will receive an 
email.  Others will receive the offer in writing, posted
2nd class on this date.                                            - 16th April 2020

Admission appeals heard by Independent Appeal Panel - Summer Term 2020

If you are a Staffordshire resident please click the Staffordshire County Council logo for more information on the admissions process and application form.



If you are a Wolverhampton resident please click the Wolverhampton City Council logo below for more information on their admission process.  





Mid-year admissions or children joining after Reception

If you would like to move your child to join us at St Nicholas mid year please see   information as to how do this here

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