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Applications for admission to Belvidere School

All applications to join Belvidere School should be made through:

Schools Admissions Team
Shropshire Council
Learning and Skills
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6ND

E mail : school-admissions@shropshire.gov.uk
Tel : 0345 6789 008

Information about the Admissions process, including online applications, can be obtained from the Shropshire Council website

Admissions - Key Dates

Key Dates: for 2017-18 Entry
  • Monday 3rd October 2016, Belvidere Open Evening, 7 - 9pm.
  • Tuesday 4th October - Friday 7th October, Open Week (tours arranged by appointment)
  • 31st October 2016,  Closing date for applications to Shropshire Council.
  • Wednesday 1st March 2017, offers of places made to Parents/Carers by Shropshire Council.
Transition Day - Monday 26th June 2017 and Monday 3rd July


Transition Evenings
  • Hopton and Stokesay houses - Monday 3rd July 2017
  • Whittington and Ludlow houses - Tuesday 4th July 2017


New Starters

At Belvidere we place huge importance on a smooth and effective transition from primary to secondary school. We pride ourselves on the personal approach that we take to this vital preparation for the start of your child’s journey through our school.

The pastoral team visit children in their primary schools, alleviating any concerns that the children have and also give them a true and clear picture of how our school operates. We speak to their teachers and key members of staff involved in their education to enable us to fully prepare for their start in September. Our SENDCo also visits students who will need extra support during their time at our school. 

All of the primary schools are also invited to spend a day at our school at the start of July. This allows students to experience a “Belvidere” day. Students also accompany their parents to a taster evening. This allows the family to meet their Tutor and Head of House. It is vital that these early communicative links are made and early working relationships are forged.

It is inevitable and we expect that some students will still worry over the summer holidays and our Summer School is the perfect way to alleviate these concerns.

Transitions Events:
Transitions Day: 26th June 2017 and 3rd July
Transitions Evenings:
Ludlow & Whittington houses - July 3rd 2017
Hopton & Stokesay houses - July 4th 2017

Friendship Group

We have a lunchtime friendship group in our Personalised Learning Centre to assist those Year 7s who have found the transition more difficult than others.

It offers them a place to meet new friends through game playing and problem solving.

Mrs Davies and a team of Year 11 Prefects are on hand to talk to and make the students feel welcome

Drop in Sessions

We also have a weekly drop-in session based in Room 7. Here KS3 students, who may feel more comfortable talking to our peer mentors, can drop in for a chat over any worries/concerns.