BRUM Account

We have now added additional services to the BRUM Account. From 15 October you will no longer be able to use your old online account to request or view services. Register for a BRUM account

School age - when can your child start school?

The closing date for primary school applications for a place in a Reception Class for September 2020 is: midnight 15 January 2020

Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.

Example: If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they'll be able to start school in September 2020.

When to apply

Parents can apply for a place in the Autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible:

  • attendance at a nursery class does not give a child automatic priority for a place
  • do not wait until your child is five years old, or your preferred school may already be full
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