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Applying for a Reception Place / Year 3 Junior School

You can apply for a Reception place if your child’s date of birth falls between 01/09/2018 and 31/08/2019.

For a Junior (Year 3) School place your child’s date of birth must fall between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2016.

Apply for a Reception / Year 3 place for September 2023

The application process is now open and closes 15 January 2023.

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

Adding a new school to your application?

If you wish to contact us to add additional school(s) to your application, please email: annual_schooladmissions@sandwell.gov.uk.  Please accept the automated response as confirmation that your email has been received and your request is being processed. If further information is required, we will contact you and once a decision has been made we will write to you with the decision.

Appeals

  • To appeal for a Sandwell school, please complete the appeals form either via an electronic form on My Sandwell or you can download the form from the website.
  • To appeal for a school not in Sandwell please contact the School Admissions Team in the borough where the school is based.

Proof of address, change of address, date of birth, name change?

If you are providing proof of any of the above, please email: annual_schooladmissions@sandwell.gov.uk and accept the automated response as confirmation that your email has been received and that the relevant changes will be made. If further information or evidence is required, we will contact you.

Late applications

If you have not already applied for a place for your child to start reception or junior school in September 2022, you need to complete a late application form:

Statistics and information

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

Additional forms

Some schools have additional forms which are available to download. To see if this applies to the schools you are applying for please refer to the parent guide.

Deferred Entry

Parents may seek a place for their child outside of their normal age group, for example, if the child is gifted and talented or has experienced problems such as ill health. In addition, the parents of a summer born child may choose not to send that child to school until the September following their fifth birthday and may request that they are admitted out of their normal age group – to Reception rather than Year 1. 

Sandwell’s policy on deferred entry for community and voluntary controlled schools can be downloaded here

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.

Need more information?

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.

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