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If your child's fifth birthday is between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022 then you will need to apply for a reception place at a first, infant or primary school.

If your child is in Year 4 at a first school in September 2020 you will need to apply for a place at middle school. 

The table below gives more information on when your child is eligible to join the nursery or reception classes and when they will move on to middle school.

Date of Birth Start Nursery Start Reception Start Middle School
1st Sept 2016 - 31st Aug 2017 September 2020 September 2021 September 2026
1st Sept 2017 - 31st Aug 2018 September 2021 September 2022 September 2027
1st Sept 2018 - 31st Aug 2019 September 2022 September 2023 September 2028
1st Sept 2019 - 31st Aug 2020 September 2023 September 2024 September 2029

Picknalls Admissions Arrangements 2021/22

Timetable for Admissions to First and Middle Schools for Enrolment in September 2021

1st November 2020

Applications for reception and middle school places open
15th January 2021

Applications for reception and middle school places close

16th April 2021

Parent's receive outcomes of applications

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a place is online on the Staffordshire County Council website.  A link will be provided here once the application process has opened.