Apply for a school place

The closing date has now passed for reception, junior and secondary school applications for September 2015.

Offers for reception and junior places were sent out on Thursday 16 April.

Offers for year 7 places were sent out on Monday 2 March.

What to do after receiving your offer

If you are happy with your offer of a school place please confirm you wish to accept this by notifying the admissions team in writing.

If you wish to appeal for a school for which you have not been offered see our appeal page.

If you wish to be considered for a school you have not previously applied for you can request this by emailing

Available places

A list of schools that have five or more available places in the first year of entry is published and updated weekly.

Late applications

If you need to make a late application please download and complete the correct form.

Scan the completed and signed form and email it to

Or return your form by post to: Admissions, PO Box 16230, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3EX.

Late offers will be sent out as soon as possible after the initial offers have been made.

Statistics and information

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

Need help?

To help you with your application you can read our parent guide.

For further information about schools you can view our school information booklet.

Additional forms

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

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.

Applying for a place in school for September 2016

Details for applying for a reception, junior or year 7 place in September 2016 will be available from Monday 14 September 2015. To help you plan your application you can look at the information provided above. For secondary schools you can also attend one of their open events.