School admission arrangements

Birmingham’s admission authorities (the Council, school governing bodies and Academy trusts, for example) must work together to formally agree the processes and criteria (the admission arrangements) for Birmingham’s maintained schools. They must do this by 28 February of the school year (the determination year) immediately before the year when school places are offered. 

Once we've agreed the admission arrangements we publish copies of them on this website. If you have any objections to the planned admission arrangements, you need to make them to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May of the determination year.

For example, for September 2017 admissions (the 2015 to 2016 determination year):

  • 1 October 2015: The earliest date that consultations on proposed school places can begin. The consultations must last at least 6 weeks and finish by 31 January 2016
  • 15 March 2016: Deadline for admission authorities (including the Council) to publish the details of the agreed admission arrangements for all schools and Academies, along with information on how to submit an appeal
  • 15 May 2016: Deadlines for parents to appeal to the Schools Adjudicator
  • September 2017: The school year begins