If you are searching for a school for the first time or want to consider a different school, our advice is to research the admissions criteria for schools that you are interested in and visit as many of the schools that you will list as part of the application process.
Before you begin your search, you should consider your requirements for schools that you will apply to. This will obviously include location but you may also want to search and shortlist schools by Ofsted rating, type of school, faith and/or size of school, for example.
Simply enter your postcode in the search bar above, select the radius of your search and begin. You can filter your search, compare and save schools that you may wish to apply to or that you would like to visit.
We aim to provide impartial and unbiased advice. We have prepared the articles in our Advice Centre to help parents get a better understanding of the choices available.
The School Admissions team at Birmingham City Council have also put together a wealth of information on schools in the city and important guidance for parents.
For applications through Birmingham City Council School Admissions, the important dates and deadlines to note are as follows.
Open day sessions held at Secondary Schools across the City.
13th October 2017:
The results of Birmingham Grammar Schools tests.
31st October 2017:
The final date for Year 7 secondary school applications.
1st March 2018:
National Offers Day: offers of a school place
16th March 2018:
Acceptance of offer for school place
29th March 2018:
You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham community schools and the majority of academies and return them by this date to Birmingham City Council, School Admissions.
9th June 2018:
Date by which all appeals that have been submitted on time for secondary schools will be heard.
4th July 2018:
Year 7 Induction Day
Start School in Year 7.
Search for information on Schools in Birmingham. Simply enter your location or postcode in the search bar at the top of the page for a list of schools in your area.
You will be shown a list of schools which you can filter by: level of education, type of school, religious character, Ofsted results or SEN priorities. For Birmingham Schools you can also see the Schools admissions information and oversubscription criteria.
The information is displayed in an easy to read format with lots of additional information to help you make the important selection decisions.
MyEd.com allows you to quickly compare schools by Ofsted results, pupil performance, school size and census.
To help you determine the schools that you wish to visit or to apply for a place you can save the schools that you wish to shortlist and remove those that you no longer want to consider.
Most schools hold open sessions for parents to attend. It is strongly advisable to attend as many open events for schools that you are considering to apply to.
School open sessions normally involve a welcome from the head teacher, a presentation about the school, a tour of the school classrooms and a questions and answers session.
For more information about making the most of attending a school open event, read our article in our Advice Centre.
For applications through Birmingham City Council up to six choices can be listed in order of preference. You can either make an online application or return a completed preference form to the Council’s School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service.
You will be notified through the Council of the school place offered to your child. There is a deadline to accept the offer. Parents can appeal if they are not satisfied with their place, however it is advised that parents thoroughly read the school oversubscription criteria to understand how the school’s allocate places when there are more applicants than places available.
The school that your child will be attending will write to you with information about the school and its requirements. They will also advise on where to purchase a school uniform and other items that your child will need to start school.
The next 5 years will help shape the decisions your child will make for their future as they become a young adult. School provides the opportunity to explore new subjects and understand what children enjoy learning most.
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