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Apply for a school place

Applying for secondary school

Application process is now open and closes 31 October 2021

(You can only apply if your child’s date of birth falls between 01/09/2010 and 31/08/2011)

Applying for reception or transferring from infant to junior school

Application process opens 13 September 2021 closes 15 January 2022

(You can only apply for Reception if your child’s date of birth falls between 01/09/2017 and 31/08/2018)

Apply for a school place for September 2022

After these dates you will not be able to apply on-line and your application will be classed as late.

Schools will be holding open days and evenings throughout September

Need more information?

Contact us

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

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.