Year 7 Admissions 2020

If you are looking for a place for a child currently in Year 6, due to be starting Year 7 in September 2020 please contact the Local Authority on 01782 234598.

If you would like further information about the school or would like to arrange a visit, please telephone 01782 883200 or email


In-Year Admissions

If you are looking for a place for a student who is already attending another high school, please contact the school directly on 01782 883200 or email


Over-subscription Criteria

Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available (the Published

Admission Number), the Governing Body will use the following over-subscription criteria to

determine those applicants to be offered a place (these are similar over-subscription criteria

used by Stoke-on-Trent City Council for Community Secondary Schools).


Trentham Academy Governors will prioritise places in the following order:

  1. Looked after children or previously looked after children (those children who were

looked after but have since been adopted or made subject to a child arrangement

order or special guardianship order.

  1. Children who have older brothers or sisters/siblings* at the school at the time that

they will start.

  1. Children who attend one of our feeder primary schools, Priory and Ash Green.
  2. Children who satisfy the following:
  3. a)They are distinguished from the great majority of applicants either by

medical or by other exceptional circumstances which relate to the choice of

school i.e. the circumstances of the child;

  1. b)   They would suffer hardship if they were unable to attend the preferred

school (hardship means suffering of any kind). See Appendix 1

  1. b)They are the child of a member of staff of the school. See Appendix 2


  1. Children who live nearest to the Academy as determined by an electronic measured

route from the front door of the child’s home address to the school entrance on

Allerton Road.


If the last eligible child is a twin, triplet or child of any other multiple births, the Governors

Will allocate places to the siblings even if that means exceeding the admission number.



If you are not offered a place at our Academy, you have the right to appeal to our

independent panel. Appeal papers will normally be sent out with offer letters to all those

parents who were offered a school lower on their preference list than Trentham Academy.

Please ensure that these are headed with the Academy name and address and are returned

to the Clerk of the Appeal Panel at the Academy. The closing date on the appeal application

form must be adhered to. If you are in any doubt, please contact the school and we will

send you appeal forms.


All appeals should be heard by the same panel and it is difficult to slot in late applications.

Appeals will be heard before 6th July or the first working day afterwards if the 6th is a



This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Governors of the Academy.



Determined arrangements for 2021-2022 and previous years.