This section tells you how your child can be admitted to the School.

Thornton Primary School is a Community Primary School that caters for children from 6-11 years old (Years 2-6).

We no longer admit children into the EYFS (Reception) and Year 1.  

The majority of Year 3 children are admitted from Sladefield Infant School each year. They currently join 30 children from our Year 2 class making a five form entry year group. Over time, because we do not take EYFS children, this will mean that we will return to a four form entry junior school.

Other children can be admitted in any year from Year 2 to Year 6 when places are available. The School operates a comprehensive waiting list. Please contact us on 0121 327 0824 to discuss the waiting list.  Also, if you do find a school place elsewhere, then also let us know so that we can remove you from our list.

If your child is on the waiting list you will be notified as soon as there is a vacancy. If your child is on the waiting list there are LA guidelines that the School has to follow. Your child will be placed in order of priority according to the following:

  • Looked After Children - a child with a statement of Special Educational Needs or EHC plan.
  • Siblings (the child has brothers/sisters attending the School, or attending Sladefield Infant School)
  • Proximity to the School
  • Particular individual needs
  • Children living outside the area.

Any parent is welcome to visit the School prior to requesting admission.

If you fail to gain a place at the School for your child you have the right to appeal through the Education Department.

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