Normal admission round

The normal admissions round is the term used for school transition points:

  • starting primary school in reception class
  • moving your child from year 2 from a linked infant school to year 3 at the linked junior school
  • transferring to a secondary school from a primary school
  • starting your child at University Technical College (for ages 14 to 19) in year 10 from their current secondary school

Parents/carers express a minimum of 3 preferences for a place at a school, in their preferred rank order on the common application form (CAF) via the local authority they live in.

Linked nurseries, infant and junior schools

You must also apply for a place:

How to apply

To apply for a school place in Birmingham, see our school admissions section.

We have information on applying for:

If you are applying online for the first time, you will need to register for online school admissions

Page last updated: 15 May 2024

rating button