Reception Places September 2020

Reception Place Applications for September 2020

Applications for primary schools opens 1st October 2019

Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their 4th birthday.

If your child was born between 1/9/15 & 31/8/16, they'll be able to start school in September 2020

When to apply

Parents can apply for a place in the autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible:

  • attendance at a nursery class does not give a child automatic priority for a place
  • do not wait until your child is five years old, or your preferred school may already be full

Apply online

or Register for an online school admissions account at:

  • List three primary or infant schools in order of preference
  • Make sure you have read the admission arrangements for the schools you are interested in and know how likely it is that your child will be offered a place
  • If you have chosen any schools that require you to complete a supplementary information form send that form directly to the school

Submit your online application form

  • You will receive email confirmation that you have submitted your application form. Please check this to make sure everything is correct.
  • You can amend your preferences right up to midnight on the closing date
  • IMPORTANT: if you amend your preferences, please ensure you re-submit your application form before the closing date otherwise your application will not be processed
  • We will take your final submission as the application to process.

Please do not use this form if your child has an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Information about the secondary transfer process for children with special educational needs is available on the Local Offer.

The closing date for applications for Reception Class 2019 is 15 January 2020