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Apply online - Late application and late changes of preferences

The closing date was 11:59pm on 15 January 2021

Late applications and late changes of preferences opened on 16 January 2021 and closes at 11:59pm on 31 July 2021.

Important: From 1 August 2021 you will no longer be able to submit a late application or change of preferences on-line and need to make an In-Year application directly to each of your preferred schools. School email addresses can be found in the Birmingham schools directory.

Applications received after the statutory closing date (15 January 2021) for Reception will only be considered after applications received on time and processed after the 16 April 2021, no matter the late applicant’s circumstances.

Remember to list three different schools

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 but not in the sibling details box will not be considered. This 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 not School Admissions and Fair Access.

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.

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 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 admissions process for children with special educational needs is available here: SENAR

Other useful information:

Please read the parent’s guide to applying online before applying.

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