Applying for a secondary school can be an exciting but daunting process and it’s important that you make the right decision for your child.

Top tips when applying:

  • Research your options (look at schools in the local area to you, view Ofsted reports, exam results, performance data, catchment map information and independent reviews. Visit the school or watch their virtual tours to see what facilities they have.
  • Trust your instinct (Parents know best what their child is like)
  • Check the admissions criteria (this should be on the schools website and local authority’s website)
  • Pick more than one school (list six schools in order of preference).
  • Don’t leave any blanks on the form (Not using up all your options doesn’t mean you are more likely to be offered the school you want).
  • Supply the right documentation (Read carefully hat is required with your submission).

To apply for a secondary school you must do this online at the following Link: Birmingham secondary school year 7 admission

It is really important that you apply on time. If you apply late you are less likely to get offered a place at any of your preferred schools. Applications received after the 31 October 2021 will be classed as late applications and will not be processed until after the offer of places on 1 March 2022.

After the closing date of 31 October 2021, we will process the applications that were made on time. If you apply late you may be less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools. More information will be available about late applications after the closing date.

Every child who applies to a school will be ranked based on how closely they meet the school’s admission arrangements.

These are a set of rules the school uses to decide who will be offered a place.

Each type of school has their own admission arrangements but commonly children with brothers and sisters already at the school are ranked highest.

If your child ranks highly for all six schools, and places are available, you will be offered your first preference.

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