Mereside Academy

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Applications to Mereside C of E for Reception Year


The school has an admission number of 60 for the Reception intake in 2023. 

To apply for a school place in England in Reception Year, parents in England must apply to their home local authority (Shropshire) even if they are applying for a school place in another part of England. The home local authority will process the application, making contact with other local authorities if appropriate, and inform the applicant of the result. The deadline for the application is 15th January 2023.

For further information please click the link to Shropshire Councils admissions webpage where you will find a useful guide for parents:

School Admissions


Applications to Mereside C of E for Other Year Groups 

The academy is its own admissions authority but adheres to the principles and criteria of Shropshire Local Authority. 

For admissions into year groups other than Reception please contact the academy and for further information on criteria see our Admission Policy on our Policies page.


Oversubscription Criteria

Please see our current admission policy for our oversubscription criteria. 

Appeals Procedures and Timetables

If we are unable to offer a place in a Year Group for a mid-term admission then you will be informed in writing.  You may appeal against this decision.  Please follow the link below to see how to appeal and the timetable for appeals. 

If your child is in Reception year and you are unhappy with the allocation of school place then please also follow the link below for how to appeal and the timetable for appeals.


Appeals information




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