Stoke-on-Trent City Council ensures that all children living within a catchment area can be offered a place at a school near to their home.

However, parents can express a preference for a school which is not necessarily local to them. If the preferred school is below its admission limit for the relevant age group then a place will be offered.Where schools are oversubscribed the priorities for admissions are on the following basis:

  • Pupils living within the school’s catchment area
  • Pupils with brothers or sisters in the school
  • Pupils for whom personal/domestic circumstances presented by parents justify, in the Authority’s view, admission to a particular school
  • Pupils living nearest to the school

For further information regarding admissions arrangements for Smallthorne Primary Academy, please visit the Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority website.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment on 01782 235265.

Applications for Nursery and Reception

**Please note: We currently have spaces available in our Nursery for September 2018**

Applying for Nursery

If you have children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 you may want to consider a place in a school Nursery for September 2018. You can apply for nursery between 1st November 2017 and 31st January 2018. You can get further information regarding Nursery applications here.

Applying for Reception

If you have children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 your child will be ready to start Reception in September 2018. You can apply for Reception between 2nd October 2017 and 15th January 2018. You can get further information regarding Reception applications here.

Important dates at Smallthorne Primary Academy

If you would like to visit the school we will be holding a new parent drop in session for both Nursery and Reception on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 3-4pm and Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at 3-4pm.

For more information and to apply online please visit: or telephone: 01782 234598 for admissions.