Admissions to Reception
For admissions to the Reception Year, application must be made through the Admissions Team at Shropshire Council by 15 January prior to the year in which your child is due to start school.  All applications received by this date will be considered and parents will be informed by Shropshire Council on 16 April if they have been allocated a place for their child.  

Please see our Admissions Policy, and further details can be found in the Admissions area of Shropshire Council's website.  

Any specific requests for information on admissions should be directed to the Admissions Team:
email  -
tel  -  0345 6789008
address  -  Admissions Team, Learning & Skills, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Admissions to Nursery Class
At Hanwood School we also have a Nursery Class which operates in term-time Monday - Friday from 9-12.  Children can attend from the term after their third birthday until school age.  Details of our Nursery Admissions Arrangements can be found here.  

Mid-Term Applications
Mid-term applications will be subject to the same admissions criteria as for Reception admissions. To apply for a place other than the start of Reception, parents should apply directly to the school on a mid-term application form available on the Shropshire Council website or from the school.  If there is space in the relevant year group a place will be granted.  If the application is for a place in an over-subscribed year group the Headteacher will consider whether additional places can be offered above the published admission number based on the capacity within the current school structure. If a place cannot be offered, parents will receive a formal letter and information on how to appeal agains the decision from Shropshire Council Admissions Team.

If you have any queries or would like to arrange to visit the Nursery or the School please contact Laila O'Donohue, Business Manager on 01743 860400 or

Please click on the link below for the notice to parents regarding admission arrangements for 2022/23:

School Admission Arrangements Shropshire Council Notice - 2022/23

The admission arrangements 2023/24 for community and voluntary controlled schools in the Shropshire local authority area were determined by Shropshire Council Cabinet on 16 February 2022. 

A copy of the arrangements have been published on our website at: