Fulfen Primary School

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Admissions for 2024-25

Parents who are interested in sending their children to Fulfen Primary School are encouraged to visit and see our school for themselves. Please see details below regarding our Open Days for Reception and Pre-School.


Reception Admissions

We have two Reception classes and a total of 60 places.  Each class has a teacher and teaching assistant.

Pupils are admitted into the Reception class in the September after their fourth birthday.  Staffordshire Local Authority is responsible for the allocation of places for Reception classes and parents make their applications directly to the Local Authority.

Applications Opened: 1st November 2023
Applications Closed: 15th January 2024
Offer day: 16th April 2024

Click here to apply via Staffordshire County Council

Further information about Reception can be found here.

Pre-School Admissions

We have two Pre-School classes, which are both led by a teacher along with a teaching assisstant. There are 52 places available for both our morning and afternoon 'Wrap-Around' provision. We offer up to 30 hours of free childcare for children aged 3 & 4 years.

Apply directly to Fulfen Primary School.

Applications open: September 2024

Places will be allocated at the end of March 2024 and an email sent to confirm your place by mid-April.  After this date, applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability.

Applications for Pre-School places for 2024-25 are made directly to the school and will be processed and co-ordinated by Fulfen Primary School. Please email nursery@fulfen.staffs.sch.uk for further information.

If the number of applications exceeds the total number of places, the following criteria will apply:

  1. Siblings of children currently in school/LAC or SEN children
  2. Children requesting 5 afternoon Wrap-Around afternoon sessions per week 
  3. Children requesting between 1-4 Wrap-Around afternoon sessions
  4. Distance from home to school

We also offer afternoon wrap-around and lunch provision for children who attend the morning sessions.  To find out more, please see our "Information about Pre-School and Wrap-Around Provision booklet" below.

Our open day for prospective Pre-School parents is Thursday 29th February at 10am-11am.

Please follow this link to confirm attendance https://forms.office.com/e/T5WUVbL2ex or click on the flyer below:


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If you require further information about Pre-School or Wrap-Around, please contact the school office on nursery@fulfen.staffs.sch.uk or 01543 226070.



Admission arrangements for pupils with disabilities
Children are admitted to Fulfen Primary School according to the Admissions Policy. The admission of pupils with disabilities is the same as those applied to pupils without disabilities. The school fully complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the School Admissions Code in relation to the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils. Where the school is oversubscribed all children are admitted in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria. Where a child is disabled the school will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that no disabled child is placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to the other pupils.
Parents and carers of children with disabilities are advised to speak to us prior to admission to discuss any reasonable adjustments required so we can plan accordingly.



Contact us at Fulfen Primary School

Main Contact: Mrs S Steele
Rugeley Road