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Admission Arrangements and Timeline


Admission Arrangements

As an academy, Lordswood Girls’ School operates the following admissions policy which is based on the Government’s revised admissions code.

In September 2017 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 2015 the last student admitted lived 2.002 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 and Cricket Academies and then those who live nearest the school.


Admissions Timeline and Appeals

Appeals for entry in September 2016:
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.  Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.

Timeline for entry in September 2017

July 2016If 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 2016Schools hold open session events.
1 October 2016You 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 2016 you may apply online by Monday 31st October 2016. This will not disadvantage your application.
31st October 2016Monday 31st October 2016 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 2017Emails 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 Wednesday 1 March 2017 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 Thursday 2nd March 2017
16 March 2017You must tell the school by Thursday 16 March 2017 whether or not you are accepting the place offered.
29th March 2017You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham schools and return them by 29th March 2017. 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.
9 June 2017Date by which all appeals that have been submitted on time for secondary schools will be heard.
4th JulyYear 6 Induction Day - Primary children visit future secondary school.
September 2017Start school in Year 7