Admission Arrangements

Our Planned Places number is agreed annually with the Local Authority. This can vary slightly year on year depending on our capacity to meet the needs of our complex population, but currently sits at 189 places across the whole school.

We may have to limit capacity to admit into a particular Key Stage when Key Stage classes are full to capacity. This can sometimes mean we have to decline a request for a place even though we may not have reached our overall capacity number.

We can consider requests for places from the Local Authority throughout the year, and are often planning the school roll a year ahead.

If you think Walton Hall Academy may be the school that could meet the needs of your child, you can contact us for an initial informal discussion.

In the first instance you should speak to:

Julie Wood – Principal

The school contact number is 01785 850420 or you can contact us by email

You will need to contact Staffordshire Local Authority to discuss all schools that may be able to meet the needs of your child.

The Local Authority can be contacted through Single Point Access on 0300 111 8007 or by viewing their website. Click here.

You can contact the school Admissions and Transport Service by:

Telephone: 01785 278593
Post: School Admissions and Transport Service, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH

As there are many changes taking place in response to the national SEND reforms, information and process within the Local Authority are changing and updating regularly. The following links are available: