A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT
A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT

Admissions Procedures

“The school is amazing! All staff members I have encountered are lovely and welcoming. I love attending events at the school, it is clearly a very happy environment!”

“The leadership team works very well together always willing to listen and help when needed.”

“My child is so happy to attend. He loves all the staff and tells me everyday what kind of day he has and what he has learnt. Staff are always ready to assist on any queries.”

“I can’t thank Shobnall school enough for everything they do, will continue to recommend this school for families.”

Parent Questionnaire, June 2023


We are happy with the high number of parents that choose our school.

Online applications are now the preferred method of making a preference for schools at the normal age of entry. Last year, over 80% of applications for high school places were made online. Parents who apply online are able to receive email notification of their school place on the national offer day, rather than through the post.  

In Year Applications

If you wish to apply for a school place during the school year an application can be found on Staffordshire County Council website here.  This must be returned to your chosen school, who will respond in writing to your application within 15 school days.

Nursery Applications

Nursery applications will be administered by Shobnall Primary & Nursery School directly, not Staffordshire County Council.  Please see links below.

Nursery Class September 2024 Application Form

Nursery Class September 2024 Admissions Statement

You may wish to visit our dedicated page for our Nursery Class here to find out more about the curriculum and routines.

Primary (& Middle) School Applications

Applications for primary (and middle) school places will be open from 1 November 2023 until 15 January 2024 and can be made online through the following page on the Staffordshire Web. Parents receive outcomes on National Offer Day, 16 April 2024. Please see links below for further information of our arrangements and for the application form.

Admission Arrangements 2024-2025

Admission Arrangements 2025-2026

School Admissions Service

Secondary & High School Applications

Applications for secondary and high school places can be made online through the following page on the Staffordshire Web up until 31 October 2023, using the UID number provided. Parents receive outcomes on National Offer Day, 1 March 2024.

Open Evening

Shobnall Primary & Nursery School will be holding an open evening on Wednesday 15 November 2023, 4.30pm – 6.00pm. If you are thinking of applying for a place for your child at our outstanding school, we would love to meet you! Our existing parents and carers are more than welcome to visit to see all the fantastic learning and creativity taking place. Please see the invite below for further information. 

Open Evening Invite & Advert 2023