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Secondary School Transition

We are dedicating this webpage to all of our current Year 6 pupils, parents and carers. Choosing a secondary school for your child to attend can be an exciting decision to make, however, some parents and carers may also have some worries and queries with this important choice. Schools may have open sessions or evenings that you can attend to have a look around the school or instead hold virtual events throughout September. Please visit the schools' own website for further details.

If your child has special educational needs or a disability (SEND) consider whether your chosen schools are suitable for their specific educational needs. Talk to school staff at the open days or evenings where they are taking place or contact them via other methods such as by phone or email.

If your child will be sitting the selective test for entry to grammar schools, we strongly recommend that you do not submit your online application until you know the results of your child's grammar school test. The test results for grammar schools in Birmingham will be available before 31 October 2023.

Please contact the School Office if you need further support with the online application process.

During the application process, you will see that you can list up to six different secondary schools as preferences in your application. This can include schools outside of Birmingham. Birmingham City Council runs a co-ordinated admissions scheme with neighbouring local authorities. If you are applying for schools in another local authority then we recommend that you contact them for their admissions arrangements as this will help you to decide if your application is likely to be successful.

Birmingham City Council will only deal with applications for school places if you live in Birmingham and pay council tax to the authority. You must read the admission arrangements for the secondary schools you are interested in to see how likely it is that your child will be offered a place there.

The deadline for your submission of the online application form for a secondary school place in Birmingham, starting in September 2024, is 31st October 2023, 11.59pm. Click here to be redirected to the online application.