Admissions Information

Admission Criteria
When there are more applications than places available at the school the following criteria will be used to determine which children will be allocated places:
1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
2. Siblings: children with an older sibling already at the school who will still be in attendance at the time at which the application to the school is made.
Siblings are considered to be those children who live at the same address and either:
(i) have one or both natural parents in common;
or (ii) are related by a parent’s marriage;
or (iii) are adopted or fostered by a common parent.
3. Children of staff at the school where:
a) the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made or
b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable shortage.
4. Distance: children who live nearest to the school. Measured as a straight-line between the applicant’s home address and the front main reception entrance to the school. The Local Authority use a computerised system, which measures all distance in metres. Ordnance Survey supply the co-ordinates that are used to plot an applicant’s home address within the system.
Special Educational Needs Any child with an Education Health Care Plan is required to be admitted to the school that is named in the Plan. This gives such children overall priority for admission to the named school. This is not an oversubscription criterion.
Looked after or previously looked after children

A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority or is being provided with accommodation by a local authority as set out in s22(1) of the Children Act 1989. A Previously Looked After Child is a child who immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, special guardianship or child arrangements order.

In the case of previously looked after children, admission authorities may request a copy of the adoption order, child arrangements order or special guardianship order and a letter from the local authority that last looked after the child confirming that he or she was looked after immediately prior to that order being made.

Parents/Family Members Local Authority definition adopted.
Shared Responsibility Local Authority definition adopted.
Separating “final qualifier” applications (twins, blocks of flats etc.) Local Authority definition adopted.
Waiting list Following the offer of places, a waiting list will be kept in strict oversubscription criteria order until at least the end of the first academic term. Each added child will require the list to be ranked again in line with the oversubscription criteria.
Appeals Appeals should be made directly to the school, the closing date for 2019 will be confirmed by the end of February 2019. The appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the closing date. The Appeals Form can be downloaded from the website. Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.
In Year Applications Applications made outside the normal admissions round (in-year admissions) should be made directly to the school. Parents/carers can apply for a place for their child at any time and to any school.
On receipt of an in-year application, the school will notify the local authority of both the application and its outcome, to allow the local authority to keep up to date with figures on the availability of school places in Birmingham.