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The Foundation Stage Unit caters for children who are attending part time as Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) and for the older children who attend full time, Foundation Stage 2 (FS2). All children learn together in the Foundation Stage Unit.  Additional sessions may be available for F1 children who require them.  Please ask the Foundation Staff for information.

Admission to Foundation Stage 1 (nursery)

This is by direct application to the school. Parents should contact the school in order that names and contact addresses are written down in the admissions record. Children are admitted into Foundation Stage 1 at the beginning of the school year in which they are 4 years old. Parents are notified by letter from the school, when a child is due to be admitted into Foundation Stage 1. Arrangements are made for you to visit the Foundation Stage Unit with your child. Parents are given the option of a morning or an afternoon place. There are 46 F1 places available (23 in each morning or afternoon session).

Admission to Foundation Stage 2 (reception)

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place at Listerdale Junior Academy. 


Aston Community Education Trust is the admission authority for the academy and is responsible for determining its admission arrangements. The Trust has determined that all admissions will be co-ordinated through the Local Authority's co-ordinated admission arrangements. 


Therefore, applications for places at Listerdale Junior Academy will need to be made in accordance with the statutory Admission Code and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by the Local Authority on behalf of Listerdale Junior Academy. 


The Authority has determined co-ordinated admission schemes as required by law for the next academic year. This means that a parent/carer completes the Common Application Form expressing up to three preferences and the Authority liaises with schools and other Local Authorities on their behalf. 

The Local Authority will inform the parent of the outcome of their application, including the reason for the refusal and information on the appeals process if a place is refused at any of their preferred schools. 


The Local Authority will communicate the outcome of individual applications to parents/carers on our behalf on the National Offer Day. 


For further information from RMBC, please go to: or telephone: 01709 823777

Admission to Year 7

At the end of Year 6 pupils will transfer to a local comprehensive school. Parents have to apply for their child to attend a comprehensive school of their choice. Information is sent to all parents of Y6 children by the Local Authority in which they live by the end of their Y5 year.

Please click below for copies of Listerdale Junior Academy's latest admissions policies.