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Admission Arrangements and Timeline

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Admission Arrangements

Admission arrangements for academies are approved by the Secretary of State for the Department of Education as part of an Academy’s funding agreement.

In September 2018 the School will admit 154 girls.

The admission criteria used to decide which students will be allocated places in Year 7 are:

• Children in public care.

• Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (Special Educational Needs) if the School is named

• Students with a sister already at the school (years 7 – 11)  or a brother or sister in Lordswood Sixth Form Centre,  who will still be on roll at the time the sibling enters the school.

• Students who live nearest the school (calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between home and school).

Waiting lists are maintained for at least one term in the academic year of admission and children will be ranked in the same order as the criteria listed above.

The school continues to be heavily over-subscribed. In 2016 the last student admitted lived 2.0 km from the school.

At post-sixteen level, the Sixth Form Centre (approximately 300 students) is open access and welcomes both male and female applicants from across the City and outside Birmingham.

Separate admissions criteria operate for the Lordswood Sixth Form Centre. Admission is based on an assessment of the students’ potential to benefit from the curriculum and facilities offered by the school.

In the event of over-subscription, preference will be given to existing students, then looked after or previously looked after children (in public care), then siblings, applicants to the Basketball, Football and Cricket Academies and then those who live nearest the school.

 

Admissions Timeline and Appeals

Appeals for entry in September 2017:
Appeals are administered by the Local Authority for this school.  Parents who wish to appeal against the decision to refuse their child admission should contact the Childrens’ Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888 to request an appeal form. You can also visit the School Appeals enquiry page.  Forms must be returned by 29th March. Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.

Timeline for entry in September 2018


July 2017If you live in Birmingham, you will have received information on the secondary transfer process from us 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 please contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888 (option 4).

If you live outside Birmingham but wish to apply for a Birmingham School or Academy, you must apply to your own Local Authority (ie: the Council to which you pay your Council Tax).
September 2017Schools hold open session events.
1 October 2017You are strongly advised to apply online or to have returned your Birmingham Local Authority Preference Form by this date.

If you wish to view schools that are outside of Birmingham and whose open evenings fall after 1 October 2017 you may apply online by 31st October 2017. This will not disadvantage your application.
31st October 2017 31st October 2017 is the final date for acceptance of late preferences or change of preference through moving home etc. If you have not received an acknowledgement of your preference form before this date you should contact Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888 (option 4).
1 March 2018Emails are sent to those applicants who have applied online for their child’s secondary school place and an email will be sent ahead of postal notifications.

Letters are sent on 1 March 2018 to let you know the secondary school place we are offering your child. Letters are sent by first class post and should arrive at your home address by 2nd March 2018
16 March 2018You must tell the school by 16 March 2018 whether or not you are accepting the place offered.
29th March 2018You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham schools and return them by 29th March 2018. Please visit the School Appeals Enquiry page for more information on how to appeal.

If you wish to appeal for schools or academies in other local authorities you should contact the relevant authority to establish their appeal arrangements.
18 June 2018Date by which all appeals that have been submitted on time for secondary schools will be heard.
tbaYear 6 Induction Day - Primary children visit future secondary school.
September 2018Start school in Year 7