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Secondary admissions timetable

Children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007, can start secondary school in September 2018.

For more information on applying for school places visit the school admissions pages.

Secondary admissions timetable


What happens

Mid May 2017

Visit the Birmingham grammar school website for more details.

30 June 2017 4.00pm

Deadline for grammar school applications

July 2017

If you live in Birmingham, you'll receive information on secondary transfer from your child’s current primary school. If you live outside Birmingham, but wish to apply for a Birmingham school or academy. You must apply to  your own local authority for their application process

September 2017

Schools hold open session events

9 September 2017

Grammar school tests take place

13 October 2017

Grammar school test results sent to parents. Parents are strongly advised to await grammar school test results before finalising applications

31 October 2017

Deadline for submitting application forms

14 December 2017

Deadline for acceptance of late applications where there are accepted extenuating circumstances

1 March 2018

National offer day. Offers are sent by email to parents who applied by 31 October and those with accepted extenuating circumstances. Parents can also log into the online application system using their username and password to check the offer.

16 March 2018

Deadline for accepting the school place offered. Accepting the place will not affect children’s places on the waiting list for other schools or parents’ rights of appeal. 

19 March 2018

First reallocation round for  late applications received between 1 November 2017 and 1 March 2018 and for changes of preference with no exceptional circumstances

29 March 2018

Deadline for submitting appeals against refusal of places at Birmingham community schools and academies. Some foundation schools, voluntary aided schools, free schools, academies and schools in other local authorities may have different closing dates for appeals. You should contact them directly to check their closing dates

14 April 2018

Second reallocation round for late applications received between 2 March 2018 and 9 April 2018

15 May 2018

Third reallocation round for new (late) applications received between 10 April 2018 and 10 May 2018

18 June 2018

Date by which all appeals submitted on time will be hear (40 school days)

4 July 2018

Year 6 to Year 7 induction day 

September 2018

Children start secondary school