The school admits up to 210 students each year group (7-11). All admissions in Year 6 to Year 7 are processed directly by Birmingham Education Department, they report that :-
School places are allocated in accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014, which requires that a decision is made after taking into account the child’s special educational needs, parental preference and the formal view of the schools requested.
Birmingham LA is required to comply with parental preference for a maintained school unless:-
• the school is unsuitable to the child’s age, ability, aptitude or SEN; or
• the placement would be incompatible with the efficient education of the other children with whom the child would be educated; or
• incompatible with the efficient use of resources.
In cases where there are more applications for places than a setting can accommodate, places will be allocated on the basis that the setting is able to meet the child’s special educational needs, with priority is given to:
1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
2. Children with a brother or a sister already at the academy who will still be in attendance in September 2018.
3. Children who live nearest the academy.
Previous admission pattern at the time of offer of places for Year 7
In 2015, 2016 and 2017 this school received more applications than there were places available.
2015 – 612 preferences received ranking the school 1 – 6. Last child admitted lived 1.143 Km from the school
2016 –673 preferences received ranking the school 1 – 6. Last child admitted lived 1.226Km from the school
2017 – 822 preferences received ranking the school 1 – 6. Last child admitted lived 1.247 Km from the school
There is no guarantee that the same pattern will occur in 2018, but parents and carers should consider the information carefully when expressing preferences for transfer to secondary school.
Pupils are contacted via their families and interviewed for places when spaces become available.
Any appeals for places are dealt with by Birmingham Education Department. Further details of the admissions criteria is available in the ‘Secondary Opportunities’ booklet which is distributed by the Local Authority. To view more, please click the Local Authority button below:-
Apply online for an academy place via this link :-
Opportunities for Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education Health Care Plans in Birmingham can be read about in the transfer booklet below :-
Appeals for Year 7
Before clicking on the Online Appeals button below and deciding to appeal, the Local Authority ask :
Do you have compelling reasons why your child should attend the school(s) you applied for and were refused at?
Would your child be particularly disadvantaged by not attending the school(s) you applied for and were refused at?
Any there exceptional circumstances which would prevent your child from attending the school they have been offered?
Has a mistake been made which meant your child wasn’t offered a place at a school you applied for?
Do you have any evidence to support your appeal, eg hospital or doctor’s documents?
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you must contact the Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service on 0121 303 1888