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Waiting lists

If you do not receive an offer of a place at your higher preference Birmingham schools, your child's name will automatically be placed on the waiting lists for those schools.

Note that waiting lists are compiled in the same order as the oversubscription criteria. For example, children with siblings are a higher priority. Late applicants are also added according to this order, so your child's name could move down and up a waiting list. Having a place on the waiting list does not mean a place will become available.

Information on waiting list positions will not be available until Tuesday 7 May 2024.

From 7 May 2024, you can phone children's services on 0121 303 1888, who will let you know who holds the waiting list for the school you want. This will be either school admissions or the school itself.

Waiting list advice will not be available before 7 May 2024 to allow time for offers to be accepted and refused.

The admissions team will contact you if a school place becomes available for your child from a waiting list.

For schools outside of Birmingham, check the relevant local authority's website for information about their waiting lists.

Page last updated: 18 September 2023

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