Why Wombourne?

Wombourne High School, part of the Invictus Trust, offers an independent minded education to the young people it serves. With the values of hard work, positivity and kindness at the forefront of all we do, we believe Wombourne has a lot to offer to all young people.

The school’s admission policy is in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Schools Admission Code. If the number of applications for admission to a school exceeds the school’s PAN (Pupil Admission Number), the available places are allocated, in the order of priority using the following criteria:

1. Children in care and children who ceased to be in care because they were adopted

2. Children who satisfy both of the following tests:

  I. The child is distinguished from the great majority of applicants either on their own medical grounds or by other exceptional circumstances

  II. The child would suffer hardship if they were unable to attend the preferred school

3. Children who have an elder sibling in attendance at the school and who will still be attending at the proposed admission date

4. Children living within the catchment area of the school

5. Other children arranged in order of priority according to how near their home addresses are to the main gate of the school determined by a straight line measurement.


Year 7 Admissions for September 2022 (For children born 1 September 2010 – 31 August 2011)

The return date for admission in September 2022 closed on 31 October 2021, with decisions being issued on 1 March 2022.

If your child has been refused a place in our school, you have the right to appeal against this decision. 

Appeals are co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council, further information can be found on their website

Appeals timetable for admission to secondary school for the 2022/23 academic year:

  • Deadline for lodging appeals – 29 March 2022

  • Appeals lodged by the above date will be heard on 16-17 May 2022


The Dudley School Admission Appeal Form for secondary schools can be obtained here


Year 7 Admissions for September 2023 (For children born 1 September 2011 – 31 August 2012)

Applications will be accepted for admission in September 2023 from 1 September 2022 to 31 October 2022.  Applications should be made to your home local authority, links will be available in due course.

Our admission arrangements for September 2023 are now available and can be accessed by clicking the relevant link at the bottom of this page.

In-year admissions

Parents can apply for a place for their child at any time outside the normal admissions round. As is the case in the normal admissions round, all children whose Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) plans name the school will be admitted. Likewise, if there are spaces available in the year group you are applying for, your child will be offered a place.

If there are no spaces available at the time of your application, your child’s name will be added to a waiting list for the relevant year group. When a space becomes available, it will be filled by one of the pupils on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.  Priority will not be given to children on the basis that they have been on the waiting list the longest.

Applications for in-year admissions are co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council, further details can be found by visiting

Wombourne Admission Arrangements