John Taylor High School is a thriving and successful school

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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 National Teaching School, 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

Applying to John Taylor High School

Choosing the right school for your child’s secondary education is a very important decision. However, due to Covid-19 sadly we are unable to host our traditional open evening and offer open tours. 

Please complete the expression of interest form below to be the first to recieve our updates and information.

We look forward to welcoming you to John Taylor!

Year 7 Expression of Interest

The application window is now open. Register your interest below to recieve updates and information about applying for a school place for September 2021.

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