If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. To register for a place, please contact the school office.
Applications for Reception are made online and more information on how to do this can be found below:
If the number of applications for a particular year group exceeds the number of places available the following criteria will be used:
Priority 1: children who are looked after or immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement order or special guardianship order. This includes any child / young person who is subject to a Full Care Order, an interim Care Order, accommodated under Section 22(1) of the
Children Act 1989, is remanded or detained into Local Authority accommodation under Criminal Law or who has been placed for adoption.
Priority 2: those who have a sibling at the school at the date of admission.
Priority 3: those who live closest to the school.
If you would like to make an application for your child to transfer to our school part way through the year, you will need to download and complete the below form. The completed form should be returned to the school office by email together with your child's original birth certificate or passport and a gas/electricity or council tax bill dated within the last 6 months.
In Year Application for a Change of School
The email to return the form to is [email protected]
The local authority (LA), or the admission authority, must inform a parent of the decision to refuse their child a place at a school they've applied for.
They must tell parents:
- Why admission was refused
- About their right to appeal
- The deadline for lodging an appeal
- Contact details for making an appeal
- How to make an appeal, including setting out their grounds for appeal in writing
Admission authorities cannot limit the grounds on which appeals can be made.
This is set out in paragraph 2.5 of the school admissions appeals code.
Following recent amendments in the Admission Appeals Code 2022, there is flexibility for admission authorities as to how appeals are heard. We may continue to hear appeals by video or telephone conference.
HOW TO APPEAL: Please check the admission arrangements given on the relevant school’s website to find out whether your appeal application should be made to the Chair of the Governing Board/Trust Board at the school or directly to the Local Authority and which form to use. You must give written reasons for your appeal. Your appeal will be heard within 40 school days of being lodged (or 30 school days for in-year appeals).
Appellants will receive at least 10 school days written notice of their appeal hearing date (although this notice can be shorter, by agreement). Appeal papers will be sent to all parties at least 5 school days prior to the appeal hearing. Any additional evidence must be submitted to the Appeal Clerk at least 5 school days prior to the appeal hearing. Decision letters will be sent within 5 school days following the hearing, where
See this DfE guidance for more detail.
Appeals Timetable 2022/23
Appeal applications should be made in writing to the Chair of Governors for any Church of England Birmingham school which is its own Admissions Authority (any Academy or Voluntary Aided school). Please ask the school/Academy for an Appeal Form. You must give written reasons for your appeal. For any other type of school, application should be made to the Local Authority within which the school is situated.
Once an appeal has been lodged, appellants will receive at least 14 calendar days written notice of their appeal hearing date (although appellants can waive their right to this). Appeal papers will be sent to all parties at least 5 calendar days prior to the appeal hearing.
If you would like to submit additional evidence prior to the appeal hearing, you should ensure that this is submitted to the Appeal Clerk at least 7 calendar days prior to the appeal hearing. Decision letters will be sent within 7 calendar days following the hearing, where practicable.
Children due to start Reception class in September 2023:
Application period starts - Saturday 1 October 2022
Closing Date for applications - Sunday 15 January 2023
National Primary Offer Day – Monday 17 April 2023
Deadline for lodging appeals – Tuesday 16 May 2023
Appeals received by 16 May 2023 will be heard in June/July 2023, and by 25 July 2023, where practicable.
Appeals received after 16 May 2023 (late appeals) will be heard in June/July 2023 only where practicable, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged (whichever is later), where practicable. It may not be possible to hear late appeals before the start of the new school year in September 2023. Appeals are not heard during school holidays.
Term starts - Monday 4 September 2023
In-year Admission Appeals
If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred schools (primary or secondary) outside the normal round of admissions (ie at any time other than as above), you may appeal within 28 calendar days of the refusal of the place. Your appeal will, where practicable, be heard within 30 school days of being lodged. In-year Appeal applications must be made in writing to the Chair of Governors for the school.
Please ask the school for an Appeal Form.
For further advice on admissions visit: