Apply for a school place

Primary and secondary school applications for September 2016

Before applying for a primary or secondary school place you should read the parent guide to make sure you understand what you have to do.

The closing dates for applications are:

  • Secondary school places - 31 October 2015
  • Reception or infant to junior school places - 15 January 2016.

How to apply

You need to apply online using a PC or laptop. Unfortunately you can't apply using a phone or tablet.

Apply for a school place

Applications open on Monday 14 September 2015.

Please remember, school places aren't given on a first come, first served basis. You have until the deadline date to make your application. Early applications are not given priority.

You must make sure that you submit the application, otherwise it will not be complete and this could harm your chances of getting a place.

If you don't have a computer at home, you can use one at one of our libraries. Many schools will also allow access to their computers.

Applying online means:

  • You will receive your offer of a place sooner, via email on offer day,
  • You can change your school preferences right up to the submission deadline,
  • You will receive an electronic receipt as proof of your submission.

Open days

You can find out more about secondary schools by attending one of their open events.

Additional forms

Some schools have additional forms which are available to download. For further information please refer to our parent guide.

Statistics and information

Here you can find data relating to annual admission trends in Sandwell over the past three years.

Free nursery places

If you have a two, three or four-year-old and would like to know more about the free nursery places available in Sandwell, visit our Early Years and Childcare page to find out more.

Consultation on admission arrangements for 2017/18 for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools

We want to hear your views and opinions on our consultation.