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.
Once you have completed all sections of the form please return to:
New Oscott Primary School,
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.