The Parent Portal allows applicants to apply to Telford & Wrekin Council for both a School place and a Talking 2s place.
To begin using the Portal, please create an account using the 'Sign In or Create Account' link which can be found on the upper left side of this page.
Please note that when creating or changing a password, it must include a capital letter, a number and a special character and should not be a word.
You can apply here for the following:
- Starting Primary School (Reception) - Closing Date 15th January
- Transferring from Infant to Junior School - Closing Date 15th January
- Transferring from Primary to Secondary School - Closing Date 31st October
- In Year Transfer - For the current academic year
Further information on School Admissions is available on our website: www.telford.gov.uk/admissions.
If you are applying for a place to start primary school (Reception) or transferring from primary to secondary school (Year 7), you are strongly advised to apply to four local schools including your catchment area/nearest school. You can check which school is your catchment area/nearest school using our catchment area school finder.
To understand how places are offered to each school, please read the admission arrangements for each school which are available on the on the school's website and on the Telford and Wrekin website.
To complete your application to some faith based schools you will also need to complete a supplementary information form and return this to the school directly.
To apply for a school place at Thomas Telford School or any independent school you will need to apply directly to the school.
Madeley Academy currently process their own In Year applications. Please contact the school directly to apply In Year.
Telford & Wrekin Local Authority operate a Fair Access Protocol for children who are deemed hard to place outside of the normal admission rounds further information is available on our website.
When you have completed your application, please read the terms and conditions and click on submit. If you do not submit your application, it cannot be processed.
It is not possible to make changes to your application once it has been submitted and downloaded by School Admissions. You should make sure that you are happy with the details before you submit, however, changes can be made up until the closing date by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to do if you are moving house?
If you live outside of Telford and Wrekin and are applying for your child to start primary school for the first time, or transferring to junior or secondary school, you will need to apply to your home local authority. If you are moving into the borough, we will require proof of your new address.
You can submit your application at any time before you have moved. However, we will only start processing your application 6 school weeks (half a term) before your requested start date. We will not use your new address until you have moved and sent us satisfactory proof of address.
Home to School Travel Assistance: You should consider how your child will travel to and from school. If you decide you want your child to go to a school further away than your nearest school, generally, you will be responsible for any travel arrangements and associated costs. For more information, please refer to the Home to School Travel Policy.
Children in Care (looked after children): Applications MUST be completed by the Social Worker. We cannot accept applications from any other person.
British Armed Forces Families: If your family is part of the British Armed Forces and you are being relocated to Telford, you must provide confirmation from the Commanding Officer regarding your posting to the area so we can allocate a place in advance of your arrival.
As from January 2018 this is the official process to apply for a Talking 2s Place under the financial criteria. Parents/carers applying under the alternative criteria found here should contact the childcare provider of their choice directly. A child's funding starts the term after the child's 2nd birthday.
The online checker allows parents to apply for a Free Talking 2s Nursery Place for their child/children
The School Admissions Team is not currently contactable by telephone, however, if you email us with your contact details, the details of your child and your query, we will contact you as soon as possible.
More information: www.telford.gov.uk/admissions
More information: Family ConnectEmail: email@example.comPhone: 01952 385385For a list of childcare providers in your area please contact Family Connect on 01952 385385 or follow the link livewell.telford.gov.uk
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