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John Taylor High School is a thriving and successful school

We have an excellent reputation for both the academic results and the personal development and care of our young people. We offer a diversity of courses and opportunities that enable many students to move to the next stage of their education or the world of work as knowledgeable, skilled and confident individuals.

Our whole school vision is  ‘One Community, Striving for Personal Excellence’. A Teaching School Hub, with excellent facilities, committed staff and a supportive community, who work hard towards this.

You can download our prospectus by clicking on the image:

Welcome to John Taylor High School

Year 7 Admissions for September 2022

Welcome to John Taylor High School, we are really pleased that you and your child are considering applying for a place in Year 7 for September 2022. This will take place with a staggered start time from 6pm onwards.  The format of this evening will be in the form of a guided tour lasting one hour.  Parents will need to book a slot, through an online booking system. 

Please click HERE to book your slot.

A variety of on-line material can be found via the link below, to enable you to get a real ‘feel’ for the school community and all that John Taylor High School has to offer.

It is our aim that all students joining our school community feel confident about the many changes and new routines they will experience. We want to reassure you that we are keen to make the transition process as smooth as possible to ensure that the students feel safe, welcome, and supported.

We look forward to meeting you all very soon.

Miss C Crutchley
Head of Lower School

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Year 12 Admissions for September 2022 - John Taylor Sixth Form


Inspiring Every Student to Succeed

Commitment and desire to learn and achieve by both students and teachers, are two essential criteria for academic success. All our post-16 teachers are experts in their subject area. We are especially proud of the contribution that our Sixth Form students make to school life. Please complete the expression of interest form below to be the first to recieve our updates and information.

You can download our Sixth Form prospectus by clicking on the image:

In Year Admissions Procedure

Parent/Carer with parental responsibility to complete an ‘in year admission form’. <<The form can be found here>> or in ‘useful documents’ on our web page under admissions.

Please complete the form providing as much detail as possible, the current school will also need to complete section 4. Once the form has been completed by both the parent and the current school, please return it to John Taylor High School, for the attention of Mrs L Keeling.



Mrs L Keeling,
John Taylor High School,
Dunstall Road,
Barton under Needwood,
DE13 8AZ.

Upon receipt of your application the school will aim to notify parents of the outcome of their application in writing within 10 school days If your application is successful, the school will contact you to make the necessary arrangements and agree a suitable start date for your child.

If you wish to appeal an admissions decision, please visit our Appeals Information Page

Useful documents

Staffordshire Research School