Admissions

Applying for a place in Reception

Starting school is an exciting and very special time for you and your child. You will have many questions. The links below provide additional information.

Please note: Children in Birmingham can go to school (Reception) in the September after their 4th birthday. That means that if your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, they’ll be able to start school in September 2019.

A certificate of Catholic Baptism/Reception MUST be provided in order for the application to be considered in a Catholic category. Failure to provide evidence of Catholic Baptism/Reception may affect the criterion your child’s name is placed in. The Supplementary Information Form is only for school use to enable the Governing Body to rank applicants using the published criteria.

How To Apply

Go to the Birmingham Council School Admissions web page and complete the online application form.

You will need to:

  • List three primary or infant schools in order of preference.
  • Make sure you have read the admission arrangements for the schools you are interested in and know how likely it is that your child will be offered a place.
  • If you have chosen any schools that require you to complete a supplementary information form send that form directly to the school.
  • If you wish to apply to the Oratory please get a Supplementary Information Form from the main office and a hard copy of our Admissions Policy.

Dates for 2019/20 School Year

  • 1 October 2018 - application for Reception places opens
  • 15 January 2019 - closing date for Reception applications
  • 16 April 2019 - offer day for Reception places

Help with Online Applications

To help with the process of applying for a Reception place we hold occasional workshops to support parents and carers in how to complete the online form.

The dates can be found on our Diary page. Please just drop into any session of your choice, listed below. Mrs Yaman, our Office Administrator, will deliver each workshop.

Applying for a place in Nursery

Please go to the main office and ask for a Nursery Application Form and a copy of our Nursery Admissions Policy. Mrs Yaman, our Office Administrator, will explain how to complete the form.

Dates for 2019/20 School Year

  • 8 October 2018 - application for Nursery places opens
  • 15 January 2019 - closing date for Nursery applications
  • 16 April 2019 - offer day for Nursery places

Applying for a place at a Secondary School

To help with the process of applying for a secondary school place we hold occasional workshops to support parents and carers in how to complete the online form. Please just drop into any session of your choice found on our Diary page. Mrs Westley and Mrs Dickinson will deliver each workshop.

Dates for 2019/20 School Year

  • 31 October 2018 - closing date for Secondary applications
  • 1 March 2019 - offer day for Secondary places

Top Tips

  1. Research all the schools that you and your child are interested in. You can find helpful information from a variety of sources, including school websites and the Parents' information booklet - Secondary schools available on the Birmingham Council School Admissions web pages.
  2. Attend the Secondary School Open Sessions where you and your child can visit and talk to teachers and existing pupils. These are a very good opportunity for you and your child to get the feel of the school.
  3. Consider the following questions: Do I want my child to go to a Catholic School? Have you entered your child for the 11+? Travelling distance? Do I already have another child at a secondary school? Is it the right school for my child?
  4. Most Faith schools require an additional information form which is called a Supplementary Information Form. This can be obtained from the secondary school or local authority. An online application form and a supplementary information form must both be completed for a place at a Faith secondary school. The supplementary information form must be sent directly to the Secondary School not the local authority.
  5. Apply online at the Birmingham Council Secondary School Applications web page. Remember to list six secondary schools in order of preference. When you have applied online you will receive email confirmation that you have submitted your application form. Please check this to make sure everything is correct.

Applying for a change of School (in-year)

The documents below provide additional information on applying for a change of school if your child is in Years 1 to 6.

 

All documents on this page are pdf files.