Apply for a school place

Secondary school places September 2021

For children born between 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010 who will start year six in September 2020.

Apply for a secondary school place for September 2021

  • Closing date for applications is Saturday 31 October 2020.
  • You will be notified via email on Monday 1 March 2021 of your school place offer, if you have applied using a paper form a letter will be posted to you.

Schools will be holding open days and evenings throughout September

Additional forms

Some schools have additional forms which are available to download. To access these forms please refer to the parent guide

Changing schools (mid-year applications)

Mid-year applications are when you apply to transfer your child from one primary school to another primary school or from one secondary school to another secondary school during the school year.

Apply to move your child from one school to another

Reception or junior school places for September 2021

Reception school places for September 2021

For children born between 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017:

Apply for a reception place for September 2021

  • Online applications will go live on Monday 14 September 2020. [Please note: places are not allocated on a first come first served basis.]
  • Closing date for application is Friday 15 January 2021.
  • You will be notified via email on Friday 16 April 2021 of your school place offer, if you have applied using a paper form a letter will be posted to you.

Junior school places for September 2021

For children who will be in Year 2 in an infant school in September 2020 you will need to apply for a place in Year 3 starting September 2021 in a junior school.

Apply for a junior school place for September 2021

  • Online applications will go live on Monday 14 September 2020. [Please note: places are not allocated on a first come first served basis.]
  • Closing date for application is Friday 15 January 2021.
  • You will be notified via email on Friday 16 April 2021 of your school place offer, if you have applied using a paper form a letter will be posted to you.

Late applications

If you have not already applied for a place for your child to start reception or junior school you need to complete a late application form:

If you have not already applied for a place for your child to start secondary school you need to complete a late application form

Need more help?

Our frequently asked question for parents of children due to start reception or junior school in September should help you find the answer you need.

Statistics and information

Data in relation to annual admission trends over the past three years:

Report for the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Each year every Local Authority is required, by law, to make an annual report to the adjudicator with information about how admissions have worked in the area over the last academic year.

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.