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Admissions and Starting School

Starting School at Canon Pyon CE Academy

There are approximately 60 children on roll and our current admission limit is 12 per year group. The governors review the admissions policy annually. Parents or carers are requested to register their children in advance.

All new parents or carers are invited to the school for induction sessions so that they can see the facilities, feel the atmosphere of the school, meet the Headteachers and staff and discuss arrangements. The school also invites prospective and current parents to the annual open day.

Children beginning school are invited into Class 1 as visitors for half-day sessions in the second half of the term preceding their entry to acclimatise themselves and become familiar with the routine of the school. Arrangements for this may be made with the Headteacher when parents or carers register their children for admission.

Pupils completing their primary education with us normally transfer to Weobley High School for the beginning of the Autumn Term following their eleventh birthday. They will be invited to ‘taster days’ at local high schools to ensure a smooth transition process.



The criteria for the admission of children to the school to be applied in the event of over-subscription, is in the following order of priority:

Pupils with a Statement of Special Education Need which names the school and those pupils in receipt of banded funding where the Local Authority, in consultation with the Governors, believes that the school is the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs.
Pupils in the ‘Looked After’ system and children who are adopted, where the approved agencies in consultation with the Governors, agree that the school is the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs.
The school is the one designated for the area in which the child lives.
The presence of older brothers or sisters in the school at the time of admission.
Special medical or social needs of the pupil. Production of a medical certificate or other appropriate information is required.
Children of families who are active members of the Church of England or who are committed to the practice of the Christian religion.
The location of the home in relation to the school, i.e. children who live nearer to the school will be given priority if the preferences exceed the admission level.

Mrs G Simpson
Canon Pyon CE Academy
Canon Pyon
01432 830334

Andy McInnes
School Admissions In Year Transfers Officer
Children’s Wellbeing Directorate
Plough Lane Offices
01432 383168


In accordance with statutory guidance we have a Home/School agreement which sets out what you can expect from the school and what is expected of you as a parent/carer to support your child’s education. All parents/carers are requested to sign this when their child is admitted to the school.

When you choose to send your child to our school you are entering into a partnership with us which is based on trust and good communication. One of our greatest strengths is that we never dismiss any problem. If a parent or a child has a concern, we promise to do our very best to solve it, your part of the bargain is to tell us about your concern immediately.