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Bitterley C of E  Primary School

Bitterley C of E Primary School

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Please find Bitterley’s CE Primary School’s Admissions Policy and the Mid-Term (starting in year) application form below.  


Full details of Admissions can be found on the Shropshire Council website and set out in the "Parents' Guide to Education in Shropshire". Please click here:


Details of Shropshire Council's Fair Access Protocol can also be found here:


Parents who wish to visit school because they are considering applying for a place are always welcome to do so. Appointments can be made by contacting the school office on 01584 890228.

Starting School in Reception

Parents are encouraged by Shropshire Council to submit applications on-line by logging on to by 15th January 2024. If you do not have internet access, or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Admissions Team at Shirehall on 0345 678 9008.


The school has an admission number of 16 for the reception intake.

If there are more applications than available places within the admission limit, then priority will be given based on:

  • Statement of Special Educational Needs
  • Looked After Children
  • Sibling connections and residence within catchment area
  • Residence within catchment area
  • Sibling connections and residence outside catchment area
  • Proximity to school and residence outside catchment area


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 of spring and summer born pupils can, if they wish, opt to have their children admitted to mainstream school in the September prior to their fifth birthday. In recent years all our children have started in the September.


For those children granted a place at Bitterley CE Primary School, we have a comprehensive induction programme to ease the children into school life. A series of induction visits for parents and children take place in the summer term prior to the new school year in September.

Mid Term or In-Year 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 from the Shropshire Council website or from school. If there is a space in the relevant year group a place will be granted. 


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. 

Mid Term In Year Application Form