Transfer from Primary to Secondary School in September 2016
June If you live in Birmingham, you will receive information on the secondary transfer process from Birmingham City Council through your child’s Birmingham primary school or via post if your child attends a primary school outside Birmingham. If you have not received any literature then please contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888.
If you live outside Birmingham but wish to apply for a Birmingham School or Academy, you must apply to your own Local Authority (your home Authority) for their information booklet and Preference Form for you to fill in and return to them.
September Schools hold open session events.
October You are strongly advised to have applied online or to have returned your Birmingham Local Authority Preference Form by this date to: Birmingham City Council, Directorate for People, School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service, PO Box 16513, Birmingham B2 2FF.
If you wish to view schools that are outside of Birmingham, and whose open evenings fall after 1 October 2015, then you may return your Birmingham Local Authority Preference Form by the final deadline of 2 November 2015. This will not disadvantage your application.
November This is the final date for acceptance of preferences and online applications or change of preference through moving home etc. If you submit your application online you will receive an email acknowledgement. Those parents who submit a paper application will receive an acknowledgement through the post. If you have not received an acknowledgment by this date you should contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888.
March Emails are sent to those applicants who have applied online for their childrens’ secondary school place (and will arrive ahead of postal notifications). You can also log in to the online application system using your user name and password to check your offer.
All applicants are sent a letter on this date letting you know the secondary school place offer to your child. Letters will be sent by first class post and should arrive at your home address on 2 March 2016.
March If your child has been offered an academy, community, foundation, grammar, voluntary aided or free school, then you must return the reply slip to that school by this date and indicate whether or not you are accepting the place. If your child has been offered a school in another local authority, you must return your reply slip by this date to the School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service and indicate whether or not you are accepting the place.
April You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham community schools and the majority of academies and return them by this date to Birmingham City Council, Directorate for People, School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service, PO Box 16513, Birmingham B2 2FF. Foundation schools, voluntary aided schools, free schools, some academies, and schools in other local authorities may have different appeal procedures and closing dates for appeals. You must contact them directly for their individual closing dates.
16 June Date by which all appeals that have been submitted on time for secondary schools will be heard.
TBC Year 6 induction day.
September Start school in Year 7.