National Offer Day is April 16 2024

All children who applied have now been offered a school place. 

If you applied using the Sandwell Parent Portal you can now log on and you will be able to see which school place your child has been offered. 

If you made a paper application, your offer letter has been posted and you should receive this within the next 3-5 working days.

For information on what to do next please read the advice and guidance.

Late applications

If you have not already applied for a place for your child to start reception or junior school in September 2024, 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. 

Parents/carers must apply for a school place through the normal admission procedures and must submit an application form by 15 January. A request to delay entry will be made by the parent in writing, outlining reasons for the request, to the School Admissions Team by no later than 15 January in the year of the child’s scheduled entry to reception class.

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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