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How places are allocated and oversubscription criteria | SEN Secondary Transfer 2020 | Birmingham City Council

How places are allocated and oversubscription criteria

School places are allocated in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice (2015), which requires that a decision is made after taking into account the child’s special educational needs, parental preference and the formal view of the schools requested.

Birmingham City Council is required to comply with parental preference for a maintained school unless:

  • the school is unsuitable to the child’s age, ability, aptitude or SEN; or
  • the placement would be incompatible with the efficient education of the other children who the child would be educated with; or
  • incompatible with the efficient use of resources.

View the oversubscription criteria