Nursery Places from September 2022
Our Nursery classes are taught by qualified teachers so your child will have the very best start to their education.
For more information or to secure a place for September 2022, please call our friendly staff on 0121 464 3360 who will be happy to help.
Applications for entry to Reception Class in September 2022
If you have a child who will turn 5 between September 1st 2022 and August 31st
2023, then they are due to start school in September 2022. Applications for a school place in September 2022 must be submitted online by 14th January. Even if you have
a sibling at school you are still required to submit an application.
You will need to select three different schools in order of preference. Please see the
Please click here for the online application form.
Timetable for the primary school admissions process 2020 to 2021
Stage of process
Application period starts
1 October 2020
Closing date for applications
15 January 2021
National Offer Day
16 April 2021
Deadline for refusing the offer
30 April 2021
Deadline for submitting appeals
17 May 2021
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time should be heard by
19 July 2021
Round closes (applications need to be made using In-Year application directly to the school).
31 July 2021
School age - when can your child start school?
Reception is the first year of primary school. It comes after Nursery, but before Year 1.
Children in Birmingham can go to school (Reception) in the September after their 4th birthday.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they'll be able to start school in September 2020.
When to apply
Parents can apply for a place in the Autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It’s important that you apply for a place as soon as possible:
You can list up to 3 preferred schools when you apply.
Secondary School Admissions (for Year 6 Pupils)
You must submit an online application form by 31 October 2020.
You will receive an email confirmation that you have submitted your application form. Please ensure to check your SPAM or Junk folder. It is important that you check your confirmation email to make sure everything is correct. You can amend your preferences right up to 11.59 pm on the closing date (31 October 2020). Click here for details on how to apply.
Waiting lists will be created three weeks following the offer of school places. Your child’s name will be automatically added to the waiting list for any higher preference schools than the one offered (unless your child did not achieve a high enough score in the grammar school selection test). Being on a waiting list does not mean that a place will become available.
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts||1 September 2020|
|Grammar school test||12 September 2020|
|Results of grammar school test||Prior to 31 October 2020|
|Closing date for applications||31 October 2020|
|National Offer Day||1 March 2021|
|Deadline for accepting the offer||15 March 2021|
|Deadline for submitting appeals||29 March 2021|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time||May and June 2021|
|Induction day at secondary school||7 July 2021|
|Term starts||2 September 2021|
Grammar School Admissions
If your child will be sitting the selective test for entry to grammar schools, we strongly recommend that you do not submit your online application until you know the results of your child's grammar school test. The test results for The Grammar Schools in Birmingham will be available before 31 October 2020. We are aware that with Grammar Schools in other Local Authorities you may not receive your test scores after the closing date to apply for your preferences (31 October 2020). However, online applications must be submitted by 31 October 2020 to be classed as on time. Therefore, please ensure that if you are applying for a Grammar School in another Local Authority you include it as a preference on your application.