The Parent Portal allows applicants to apply to Telford & Wrekin Council for both a School place and a Talking 2s place.
To begin using the Portal, please create an account using the 'Sign In or Create Account' link which can be found on the upper left side of this page.
Please note that when creating or changing a password, it must include a capital letter, a number and a special character and should not be a word.
From the 1st November 2021, Madeley Academy and Haberdasher's Abraham Darby Academy will be processing their own In-Year applications. If you would like to apply for an In-year transfer to either of these schools, please contact the schools directly as we will no longer accept applications via the parent portal.
Information regarding In Year Transfers, starting school, transferring from Infant to Junior School and moving to Secondary School and when to apply is available on our website www.telford.gov.uk/admissions. Further detailed information is also available in our information booklet:
You should look at the admission arrangements for each school that you are applying for. You will find them on the school's website. It will advise if there are any additional instructions that you need to follow as part of the application process; i.e. provide proof of faith.
It's not possible to change the application once it's submitted and downloaded by School Admissions – parents should make absolutely sure that they're happy with the details before they click on submit. If you wish to be contacted by telephone, please can we ask for you to ensure you provide up to date contact information on your application.
Many Telford schools are full and you are advised to contact the School Admissions Team regarding possible vacancies.
To apply for a school place at Thomas Telford School or any independent school you will need to go direct to the school.
Telford & Wrekin Local Authority operate a Fair Access Protocol for children who are deemed hard to place outside of the normal admission rounds.
Children in Care (looked after children):
MUST be completed by the Social Worker. We cannot accept applications from any other person.
British Armed Forces Families:
If your family is part of the British Armed Forces and you are being relocated to Telford, you must provide confirmation from the Commanding Officer regarding your posting to the area.
Not all Telford schools have catchment school areas and catchment areas can also be under review. Please check the School catchment area maps for more information.
What to do if you are moving house?
If you live outside of Telford and are applying for your child to start school for the first time, move to Junior or Secondary school you will need to apply to your home local authority for where you pay council tax.
You can send your application at any time before you have moved. However, we will only start processing your application 6 school weeks (half a term) before your requested start date. We will not use your new address until you have moved in and sent us satisfactory proof of your move. A letter of intention to purchase is not sufficient.
Home to School Transport Assistance:
If you express a preference for a school which is some distance from your home address you will be responsible for the transport arrangements and associated costs. For more information please refer to the Home to School Transport Policy.
As from January 2018 this is the official process to apply for a Talking 2s Place under the financial criteria. Parents/carers applying under the alternative criteria found here should contact the childcare provider of their choice directly. A child's funding starts the term after the child's 2nd birthday.
The online checker allows parents to apply for a Free Talking 2s Nursery Place for their child/children
More information: www.telford.gov.uk/admissions Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The School Admissions Team is not contactable by telephone, however, if you email us, with your contact details, the details of your child and your query, we will contact you as soon as possible.
More information: Family ConnectEmail: email@example.comPhone: 01952 385385For a list of childcare providers in your area please contact Family Connect on 01952 385385 or follow the link livewell.telford.gov.uk
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