Admission Arrangements

There is one intake of new children to Reception Class each year. All children are admitted in September.

Thorns Primary follows the admission arrangements for the Borough of Dudley whereby Admissions will seek to allocate a place at the school of the parents' highest ranking. If the child meets the admissions criteria for more than one school listed as a preference, the School Admissions Service will allocated the school that the parent ranked highest on their form. Priority is not given to first preference applicants:

First priority will be given to relevant "looked after children"

Second priority shall be given to children with a "serious and ongoing medical condition" where the preferred school is the most appropriate to meet the condition. (Please see the admissions booklet for more information)

Third priority to children who have a brother or sister already at the school who will still be attending at the time of entry

Any places that remain available once the above applicants have been admitted will be filled according to those children who live closest to the school, determined by a straight line measurement from the home address to the main entrance of the school.

Applications for a place at school should be made directly to Dudley MBC. Applications may now be made on-line.

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