Academy Transformation Trust is the admissions authority for Star Academy Sandyford


Our Admissions Policies

Admissions 2023-2024

Admissions 2022-2023

Admissions 2021-2022

Admissions 2020-2021


How to apply for a Reception place

If your child’s fifth birthday is between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 then you can apply for a reception place at our academy. The application process begins on 1st November 2019 and closes on 15 January 2020.

You can apply online at:


How to apply for a Nursery place

Every child is entitled to receive 570 hours of early years provision over a minimum of 38 weeks of the year (15 hours per week). Anyone who pays their council tax Stoke-on-Trent City Council can use their application system to apply for a place for their child at nurseries in the city, including ours. If you pay your council tax to a different council, please use their application system.Application forms can also be found at the school office. We strongly suggest you put your child’s name down early on the waiting list to ensure they are able to join our nursery at a date that suits you.

Please note that if you attend our Nursery you still need to apply for a Reception place.


In-year admission

We strongly advise you visit any school which you are choosing to move to so that you know if it fits your ethos and vision for your child. Tours of our academy can be arranged via the academy office on 01782 235055

In-Year admissions occur when an application for admission is made outside the normal admissions round. Applications can be made via  the school you wish to attend.

You can go to for more details.


Admission to secondary and high school

For our year 6 pupils application to their chosen high schools will need to  completed by 31st October 2019

Applications can be made on line at

Please note late applications are processed after those submitted on time and therefore greatly increase your chances of not getting the school you wanted.

Parents receive outcomes on National Offer Day, 2 March 2020.