Key announcements

Due to essential maintenance, our housing rents online service will be unavailable from Friday 21 January at 5pm until Monday 24 January at 9am. We apologise for any inconvenience. Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. Continue to follow national guidance.

Late applications

The closing date was 11:59pm on 31 October 2021

  • Late applications opened on 1 November 2021.
  • Applications received after the statutory closing date (31 October 2021) for Secondary transfers will only be considered after applications received on time and processed after 1 March 2022.
  • All applications are now classed as late applications no matter the circumstances.

Remember to list six different secondary schools

If your child attends any of the following all-through schools in Year 6: Ark Kings Academy, Bournville School, King Solomon International Business School, Washwood Heath Academy or Waverley School, please do not list the school as one of your six preferences.

Your child will automatically move up from Year 6 to Year 7 in September 2022 and by listing the school as a preference you are wasting one of your preferences.

Important: Ensure you include details of any siblings attending your preferred school(s) in the field (box) provided for sibling details. Sibling details included in the incorrect field (box), such as in reasons for preference. Will not be counted and may prevent you from gaining a place at your preferred school. Please note if a parent/carer fills in the online application incorrectly, they remain liable for not completing the form correctly, not School Admissions and Fair Access Service.

List six secondary schools in order of preference

Make sure you have read the admission arrangements fully for the schools you are interested in and know how likely it is that your child will be offered a place there. It is important that you include at least one realistic preference for a school that your child would have met the criteria for in previous years.

If you have included preferences for any schools that require you to complete a supplementary information form or includes social and medical needs as a criteria and require you to send evidence, please ensure that you send the supplementary information form or/and any required supporting medical evidence etc. directly to the school in question. Please note that failure to do so may mean that your child’s application is assessed by the school under a lower criterion and they may not be offered a place.

Apply online

You will receive an email confirmation that you have submitted your application form. Please ensure to check your SPAM or Junk folder. It is important that you check your confirmation email to make sure everything is correct.

IMPORTANT: if you amend your preferences, please ensure you re-submit your application form before the closing date otherwise your application will not be processed.

We will take your final submission as the application to process.

Please do not use this form if your child has an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Information about the secondary transfer process for children with special educational needs is available on our website.

Other useful information

Parents guide of how to complete an online application

Online application password reset guidance

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