Admissions The Worcestershire Local Authority is responsible for co-ordinating all school admissions in the area.  An information pack for Parents on Admissions and Transfers is available on-line at:  and a copy is available to view in school, the local library and at the Worcestershire Hub. The Information for Parents book contains full details on the application and allocation process, including the oversubscription admission criteria for each school.  You are advised to read the book prior to making an application. We encourage Parents who are considering Ashton-under-Hill First School to contact the school for an appointment with the Headteacher and to view the school in action. How to apply for a place: The parents of ALL pupils resident in Worcestershire, including parents, whose preference is for the catchment area school for the child’s home address, seeking a place at any First School must complete a Worcestershire LA Common Application Form (PA1) The closing date is in January. Applications can be made online at Alternatively, Application Forms are available from the School, Local Worcestershire Hub or by request on Tel no: 01905 822700 The parents of pupils resident outside Worcestershire must complete an application form provided by the “home” LA. (i.e. the Local Authority relevant to the Child’s home address).  The “home” LA will ensure that the application details are passed onto Worcestershire LA for consideration. When are decisions made? For pupils resident in Worcestershire, the offer letters will be posted in late April via second class postage direct to parents, by the Pupil Admissions and Transfers Section.  The offer letter will include an acceptance/decline slip which must be returned by the date specified in the offer letter.  Where it may not be possible to offer a place, the nearest school with available places will be offered.  For pupils not resident in Worcestershire, letters are sent direct to parents by the home LA. Admissions during the year outside the normal round of Admissions The procedure for in-year admissions for Worcestershire residents is as follows;
  • Parent/Carer to obtain an application form (CA1), if a resident in Worcestershire, from any of the following sources;
  • Child’s current school (if in Worcestershire).
  • School being applied for (if in Worcestershire)
  • Worcestershire Hub Centre (Tel 01905 822700)
  • Download form from website (
  • Parent/Carer to complete the application form and ensure form is counter-signed by current Headteacher (if already attending a Worcestershire School).
  • The parent should then forward the form onto their Home Authority Admissions Team to be processed.
  • The Home Local Authority will co-ordinate with any relevant admission authorities on behalf of the parent to determine which is the highest ranked offer that can be made.
  • The Home Local Authority will write to parents, on behalf of the relevant admission authority, normally within 10 school days, of the form being received to notify of the decision. Where it is not possible to offer a place, parents will be
  • notified of the right of an appeal, on behalf of the relevant admission authority and in most cases, an alternative school will be offered.
  • If there are insufficient places for all applications received at a time, then priority will be decided in accordance with the published admissions criteria for the school.
The parents of pupils resident outside Worcestershire must complete an application form provided by the “home” LA, who will ensure that the application details are passed onto Worcestershire LA for consideration.  The “home” LA will notify of the decision – see item 4 above.

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