To apply for school reception please follow the link below:
Starting a new school is a special and exciting time for you and your child. You will of course have many questions and this booklet gives you information about Birmingham primary schools and helps you apply for a place for your child. If your child is starting school in September 2016, we would ask you to apply online at the following website www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions – Applying online means that you can find out which school your child has been offered by email on the offer day, rather than waiting for your offer letter to be posted to you. The option of using a paper form is still available if you prefer this method.
Birmingham City Council operates a ’co-ordinated scheme‘ for primary school admissions which means that families in Birmingham can apply for schools both inside and outside the Birmingham area. If you don’t live in Birmingham but want to apply for a Birmingham primary school, you should do this via the application process of your own local authority.
Contact details for neighbouring local authorities can be found in Appendix 3.
We are very proud of all of our schools in Birmingham. Whichever school your child attends they will be made very welcome. Achievements in our primary schools continue to improve across the city. All staff in schools and in wider children’s services is committed to ensuring that every child is able to be the best they can be.
Schools also have their own prospectuses and websites. I recommend you take the opportunity to read these and also to visit our schools where you will find a lot more information to help you decide which school you would like your child to attend. Last year, over 94% of Birmingham children starting in reception class were offered a place at one of their preferred schools and it is our mission to ensure that your child thrives wherever they go.
If you have any questions about your child starting at school, or how to obtain places in other year groups, please contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888 option 4 where staff will be pleased to assist you.
I wish your child a happy and successful education at primary school.
Peter Hay CBE
Strategic Director for People