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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 2024 (For children born 1 September 2012 – 31 August 2013)

The return date for admission in September 2024 closed on 31 October 2023, with decisions being issued on 1 March 2024.

Year 7 Admission Appeals

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 2024/25 academic year: 


  • Deadline for lodging appeals – 12 April 2024

  • Appeals lodged by the above date will be heard between – April/May 2024 


The appeals application can be accessed here 

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

Year 7 Admissions for September 2025 (For children born 1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014)

Applications for admission in September 2025 will open on 1 September 2024 and close on 31 October 2024, with decisions being issued on 1 March 2025.  Our admission arrangements are published below, applications should be made to your home local authority. 

Wombourne Admission Arrangements

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