Five Spires Academy is a one form entry school in Lichfield. The school opened as a new academy in September 2015 to meet the increasing demand for primary school places in Lichfield. There are currently seven classes in school, from Nursery to Year 5. When the school reaches full capacity, in September 2021, there will be one class in each year group from Reception to Year 6, in addition to the Nursery.
Five Spires Academy is a happy, thriving school that is proud to be part of our local community. We like to think of Five Spires as a family that embraces everyone in its community, from pupils and staff to governors, parents and carers. As a school, we live and breathe our school motto: Everyone Inspire, Everyone Aspire'. This message underpins everything that we do, be that in the classroom, on the sports field or in the wider school community.
In 2021, 30 school children can be admitted each academic year. Details of our Admissions Policy is available below and also from the school office.
What happens if the school is oversubscribed?
When the school is oversubscribed (that is, there are more applications than places available), after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan that names the school, priority for admission will be given to those children based on the criteria set out below, in the order shown:
Looked after children and previously looked after children, as set out in definition 1 on page 5.
Previously looked after children outside of England.
Children with siblings in the school
Children of school staff fulfilling a skills shortage role
All other children
How are catchment areas decided?
Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available within any of the categories above, the order in which places will be allocated will be determined by reference to the distance between the child's home address (as defined by the Admissions policy) and the School, with those living nearer receiving higher priority.
If you require any further information or advice, please contact the school office.
Normal Point of Entry
All applications for Reception places are made through Staffordshire County Council who apply our admissions criteria to all applications and notify parents directly of allocated places.
Online applications are now the preferred method of making a preference for schools at the normal age of entry. Last year, around 92% of applications for Secondary and Primary School applications were made online. Parents who apply online are able to receive email notification of their school place on the national offer day, rather than through the post.
For the 2021/2022 academic year, applications are open between 1 November 2020 and 15 January 2021.
Staffordshire County Council
Details of the Admissions Policy are available on the Staffordshire County Council website please click the link below.
Applications must be made on official forms and allocations are made by the School Admissions Office.
School Admissions Office and Transport Service:
2 Staffordshire Place
Telephone 0300 1118007
If your child has previously been in care outside of England please complete the following form to provide supplementary information to support your application: School Information Form
Five Spires Nursery Admissions
Our Nursery accepts children from the term following their 3rd birthday. Five Spires Academy manages its own admissions for Nursery places. You can apply directly to the school by completing the application below and returning to the school office or email to
Five Spires Nursery is open term time only, from 8.30am to 3.15pm.
Admissions arrangements are detailed below. Please contact the school office (telephone: 01543 223680) to arrange an appointment to view the nursery setting, and discuss your child’s nursery place.
We currently offer 15 hours free funded places, as well as 30 hour provision.
The academy also runs a Wrap Around before and after school service which parents are welcome to access.
Admission Arrangements for 15hr Free Funded Nursery Places at Five Spires Academy for Academic Year 2020 - 2021