Apply for a secondary school (year 7) place

If you live in Birmingham you can apply online for a Secondary school Year 7 place for Birmingham schools. If you live outside of Birmingham and want to apply for a Birmingham school read more about applying to a different local authority.

Step 1 - Find a school

Search all Birmingham schools

Step 2 - Find out about a school

  • If you have not done so already, please read our guide to finding a school for many important considerations.
  • Visit the school - most schools have open days and evenings throughout September.
  • Read the Secondary school admission arrangements - how realistic is it that your child would be offered a place at that school?
  • Some schools (mainly faith schools and some academies) will ask you to send supplementary information directly to them, visit the school's own website for details and the supplementary information form.
  • Think about how your child would travel to school.
  • You have until 31 October 2017 to research and decide which 6 secondary schools to list as preferences on your application form.

Secondary School admissions arrangements brochure

Step 3 - Apply online

  • All applications submitted after the 31 October 2017 are classed as late applications and will be processed after the announcement of secondary school places on 1 March 2018 on regular basis.
  • If you require any further information after reading all the information on the website please call the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888.

Proceed to application form 

Closing date: 31 October 2017