Arrangements for Primary Schools Admission

In accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 Birmingham Authority has determined its relevant area as that contained within the City of Birmingham.

Children must, by law, start school at the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.  However, at present in Birmingham, children are admitted in September at the start of the academic year in which they reach five years of age, or later if their parents so wish.


Parents have the right to express a preference for the Primary School which they wish their child to attend and it is the Authority’s Policy to meet their wishes as far as possible.


The Local Authority has responsibility for the allocation of Reception places and throughout the school.


In some cases this may not be possible because there are too many children for the places available.  When this happens, it is intended that places will be offered in the following order of priority:


(a)    Children with Education, Health and Care Plans, who have been identified as needing to attend schools with specific facilities to accommodate them;


(b)    Children with looked after by the Local Authority (Children in Public Care);


(c)    Siblings who have brothers and sisters already in attendance at the school who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school;


(d)    Pupils whose parents have made an application on denominational grounds in the case of controlled Church of  England Primary Schools;


(e)    A nearness of the child’s home to the school as measured by a straight line measurement to one fixed point in the school.


 From 2013, In-Year admissions have been the responsibility of individual schools.


Admission to a Nursery School or nursery class does not give the child an extra right to transfer at the age of five to the Primary School to which the nursery is linked or attached.  If you have any enquiries please contact Birmingham Admissions and Appeals Office on: 0121 303 1888

Forms and information

Please click on the links below in order to download the required form. 

Application for a change of school

In year covering letter 

Once you have completed all sections of the form please return to:

New Oscott Primary School,
Markham Road,
Sutton Coldfield,
B73 6QR.  

We also require a recent copy of a utility bill and a copy of your child's birth certificate before we can accept your application. 

Is your child starting school in September 2021?

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to coronavirus, we are disappointed that we are unable to facilitate tours of our school this year.  We know that deciding the right school for your child is hugely important and as such are pleased to be able to offer you a virtual tour and an opportunity to make a telephone appointment with our Head Teacher, Mrs Walklett.  

To find out a bit more about us and see us in action, please take some time to watch this short video and PowerPoint.

Please click on the image below:

Open Day - Video

Open Day - PowerPoint

If you would like to book a telephone appointment to talk more about our school, please contact our school office on 0121 675 3658 and our admin team will be only too pleased to book one for you.  A number of 15-minute slots are available on the following days:

  • Friday 23rd October (10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday 3rd November (9.15 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.)
  • Wednesday 4th November (9.15 am - 11.00 a.m.)
  • Friday 6th  November (9.15 am - 11.00 a.m.)
  • Tuesday 10th November (4.00 - 6.00 p.m.)

We are looking forward to speaking to you and answering any questions you may have.

October 2020 - Letter - Application process for Reception place - September 2021


Please click on the links below to view our Admission Policies.

Admission Policy

Nursery Admission Policy