The Admissions Policy for St John’s can be found here:

Admissions Policy

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 their website at:

Shropshire Council Admissions Arrangements & Criteria Website

The School’s current admissions policy is operated by the Shropshire Local Authority (LA) which is the Admissions Authority for all Community and Controlled Schools within Shropshire. Full details of the policy, together with information about arrangements for admission, are set out in the booklet “Parents Guide to Education in Shropshire”. Copies of this booklet are available on request from: The Admissions Team, Learning & Skills, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

Parents Guide to Education

More information and online applications can be made on the Shropshire Council website by following the link below

Shropshire Council: School Admissions

Any specific requests for information on admissions should be directed to the Admissions Team on Tel. 0345 678 9008.
Please note that our admission limit for all year groups is 20.

Parents of Reception children in Shropshire will be required in the Autumn Term prior to the school year of admission to complete the online application at If there are more applications for places than are available within the admission limit, then priority will be given based on:
Looked After and Post Looked After pupils,  Residence in catchment area, Sibling connection, Proximity of home address to school, Medical circumstances or Education, Health and Care Plan.  See our policies page for the up to date admissions policy.

Parents should be aware that attendance at a particular primary school does not in any way guarantee a place at a particular secondary school.

Mid-term Admissions

In year applications can be made directly to the school via the school office;

To change your child’s school to a Shropshire school you should complete the midterm/in year application form and send it to your preferred school.
There are guidance notes to help completing the form.
A detailed explanation of this is in the primary school section of the Parents’ Guide to Education in Shropshire.