The application process is now closed
(You can only apply if your child's date of birth falls between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 for Reception or 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 for Junior school (if your child is moving from an infants school to a new junior school).
If you have not already applied for a place for your child to start reception or junior school in September 2023, you need to complete a late application form:
Statistics and information
Data in relation to annual admission trends over the past three years:
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.
- Medical declaration form (Primary and Secondary)
- Catholic Denominational (Primary)
- Church of England Denominational (Voluntary Aided)
- Church of England Denominational (Voluntary Controlled)
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.