Moseley School’s purpose is to inspire excellence in character and scholarship.
Our vision for Moseley School and Sixth Form
Moseley School is an inspirational place to learn, where teachers with a passion for teaching and learning, nurture the curiosity, creativity and imagination of students. The school’s systems are geared to support the progress of all students. The curriculum, assessment, staffing, timetable, technology and a wealth of other resources enable each student to receive personalised support to achieve ambitious goals. A global perspective, that celebrates diversity and respect for individual rights, pervades the school and helps us to nurture responsible citizens and independent thinkers. At Moseley all staff are provided with a level of guidance and training which enables them to develop as leading professionals in order that they can make a significant contribution to the educational community in Birmingham and nationally. Staff and students receive support and guidance to prepare them for the next step in their careers.
At Moseley, we provide a safe and healthy school environment that enables students to thrive. We want staff and students to work in an emotionally intelligent school where we acknowledge the fallibility of human beings and recognise the impact our actions and words have on others. Our pastoral system ensures that each student is cared for and their needs are met through effective partnerships with all our stakeholders, especially parents and carers. All students have opportunities to broaden their social and cultural horizons. The school provides a clear moral framework based on shared values in which the students feel safe and can flourish. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs, appreciate different views and develop understanding of their own identity and their own self-worth.
Moseley School is a place where staff and students are aware of how personal and political decisions affect the future of the environment and of their responsibility to help to sustain our planet. We are a caring community where positive personal relationships have a civilising influence. We recognise the potential in everyone and we support and challenge everyone to achieve their potential. We provide opportunities for our students to develop leadership and resilience, to demonstrate initiative and to improve their personal communication skills. All of the School’s diverse communities share the vision and purpose of the school and through developing character and scholarship we are striving to achieve excellence.
The School values its long history whilst being dynamic and forward looking; a place where staff and students can create and enjoy memorable experiences.
Moseley School Values.
We expect all members of our school community to embrace our core values: Respect, Endeavour and Compassion
Our school is a diverse community.
We are a large, 11-18, mixed comprehensive school in the Moseley area of Birmingham. The school’s main entrance is situated on the Wake Green Road. It lies in the parish of St Christopher, Springfield. Moseley is a non-denominational school of 1300 students with a diverse ethnic, economic and religious profile.
Facilities at Moseley School are second to none.
Our school is situated on an extensive site consisting of two main school buildings and a state-of-the-art sports facility. Building A is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1857 and in 1923 it became a school. This building has undergone extensive renovation creating teaching spaces fit for the 21st century and now houses the Sixth Form Library, a common room and study areas. In addition, we have modern Science laboratories, a well-equipped specialist Drama room, Music practice suites, a recording studio and a Learning Resource Centre amongst other classrooms. Building B is the result of a £20 million Building Schools for the Future investment, providing our students with a range of excellent facilities to support learning and personal development. This includes a number of well-resourced teaching spaces for technology, Art, English and Mathematics. Technology lessons benefit from learning suites equipped with industry-standard equipment, as used in the world of work.
Throughout the school, bright and spacious classrooms feature state-of-the-art smart boards and advanced learning technologies. Flexible learning spaces add a whole new dimension to teaching, while super-fast broadband delivers instant access to a whole world of knowledge.
Our dining facility offers a wide choice of meals, including halal, vegetarian and healthy eating options. Sixth Form students have access to an all-day café facility, and an impressive multi-purpose hall provides a superb venue for school celebrations, plays, assemblies and presentations. Facilities also include Wudu facilities.
Our sporting facilities and complex are outstanding and include a large field, a cricket pitch and pavilion, a MUGA, a flood-lit Astro-Turf, a fully furnished fitness suite and a gymnasium. In addition, we have a large sports hall and a new state-of-the-art sports hall which hosts its own multi-media centre. This facility is used by professional and semi-professional clubs in order to enhance their training. The sports complex is a hub for the local community to interact. We are particularly proud of our reputation in the field of sports and also of our link with a number of world class sports professionals who were educated at Moseley.
Our commitment to you.
High quality inclusive teaching underpins everything we do at Moseley School. Assisted by experienced support staff, including Graduate Coaches, our dedicated teachers work hard to engage every student and bring learning to life. Lessons typically begin with exciting and stimulating challenges and activities.
Teachers take the time and effort to really get to know their pupils, as well as their academic backgrounds, talents and individual learning needs. They then use a range of learning strategies to bring out the best in every child.
Strong leadership , vertical tutoring and a large pastoral team ensure that the individual needs of students are met and that timely support is provided to both students and families where this is required in order to remove barriers to learning.
- Applications to primary school are based on providing three preferences.
- Applications to secondary schools are based on providing six preferences.
To understand how school places are offered you need to know:
- The process for offering school places
- How to complete the Preference Form
- When you receive the letter offering a school place
- If you have a child with special needs, the process for obtaining a statement of special educational need.
Details can be found on Birmingham City Council Website
The process for offering school places
On receipt of your Preference Form, your preferences for schools in Birmingham are considered equally.
If you applied for any voluntary aided or foundation school(s) or academies in Birmingham they are not informed of the order you have ranked their schools before the offer of places.
If you applied for any school(s) outside Birmingham, the relevant local authority is informed of the order in which you ranked their school(s).
If there are more applications to a Birmingham community school than places available, the local authority applies the admission criteria to see who can be offered a place. The children offered a place are those who are best able to meet the admission criteria.
If your preferences include a voluntary aided, a foundation school, an academy or a school in another local authority, that school or local authority is sent your details, as they are responsible for considering your child’s application against others received in accordance with their own admission criteria and published admission arrangements.
If a school or Academy has too many applications for the places available, the school governors or local authority use the school’s criteria to rank applications and return them to Admissions and Appeals for places to be offered.
Some of these schools or Academies may ask the local authority to rank applications in accordance with their admission criteria on behalf of their Governing Body.
When your applications to individual schools or Academies are considered they are then compared to your Preference Form by the local authority. The school that you are offered is the school where you have met the admission criteria better than other applicants and that is ranked the highest on your preference form.
At the time of the Secondary School offer of places in March 2015 and the offer of Reception Class places in April 2015, most Birmingham parents / carers who applied on time were offered one of their preferred schools:
- 4% of Birmingham applicants for transfer to Year 7 were offered one of their preferences
- 8% of Birmingham applicants for Reception Class were offered one of their preferences
However, there are a small number of cases each year where the school cannot offer a place. If this happens to you, the School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service can give you information on other schools that may have places available.
If you feel you would like to pursue the matter further, you can have your case heard by an Appeal Panel that is independent of the Local Authority or, in the case of foundation or voluntary aided schools and academies, by an Appeal Panel that is independent of the school’s admission authority.
Click here to be re-directed to the Birmingham City Council Website for more information and appeals form.
In Year Admission
Key Facts In-Year admissions arise as a result of:
- Parents / carers who are moving into Birmingham and do not have a school place for their child.
- Parents / carers who are moving within Birmingham and their child already has a school place, but can no longer attend.
- Parents / carers who live in Birmingham and are not moving, but would like their child to change school.
When you complete your application you will have the opportunity:
- To express up to 3 schools of your preference (this includes schools’ that are both inside and outside of Birmingham).
- Rank each school in the order you prefer.
- Give reasons for your application.
Following your application there will be one of 3 outcomes:
- If the school you request has available places, your child is offered a place at that school.
- If the school you request has more applications than there are places available the governing body or the local authority uses the school’s admission criteria to decide who qualifies best for a place.
- If the school you request is already over subscribed (full to its admission limit for that year) your child is placed on a waiting list and offered a place at the nearest available school which has a vacancy. You are also be informed of your right to appeal.
Things to consider:
Moving to a new school is an important step for any child. If you are not moving address and would like to change your child’s school, you should take the following into consideration: How will your child cope with learning new rules and having to do things differently, or possibly having missed important work? Children who transfer schools after their exam subjects have been chosen in Year 9 may find that they cannot do the same subjects, or that the exam board and courses are different.
If your child has brothers or sisters at the same school, transferring one child may affect the others. Will it be difficult for you to have children attending different schools? How will you manage the start and finish times? Most schools in Birmingham are full and we may not be able to offer you the school that you want.
We advise that you sit down with your child and ask them why they want to move to a different school. If they mention that they are being bullied or not getting on with other pupils, you should speak to your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year first in order to try and resolve the situation. Schools in Birmingham usually have an ‘Anti-Bullying Policy’ which is followed.
If after doing this you still have major concerns, or are unhappy about the way the school is dealing with your complaint, you should make an appointment to speak to the Headteacher. You may also write to the Chair of the school’s Governing Body.
Timetable for moving onto Secondary School
Transfer from Primary to Secondary School
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 first week in March.
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.
June – 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.
Through whole school strategies, targeted interventions with students, training programmes and information sharing by the SEND Department, Moseley School and Sixth Form is able to make provision for a range of needs.
The views, wishes and experience of students, parents and staff (from the school and sometimes, from outside agencies) are integral to the planning and review of the support we allocate to our students.
Our School Accessibility Plan and SEND Policy are available within our School Policy section.
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