ATTENTION – Due to the current COVID-19 situation all members of the School Admissions and Appeals Team are working remotely. Whilst we are working to continue to provide a good level of service, the usual Civic Centre reception based service has been suspended and we are unable to answer telephone enquiries.
We recognise that our service is important to you and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We are contactable via email and if your email requires a response, we will reply as soon as we can. However, it can take up to 10 working days at very busy times of the year such as on national offer days. Email contact details can be found further down this page.
Please Note : If you have applied for an in year transfer please be advised that this is one of the services that has been affected and understandably decisions will be delayed. However, we will contact you as soon as we have any further information about the progress of your application.
Walsall Council has revised its appeals process in light of new government regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to the current situation regarding social distancing requirements, these regulations allow Admission Appeal Hearings to be held remotely, via video and/or telephone link or for the appeal to be determined based on a written submission. Parents and carers will receive full support to enable them to access the hearing. Officers from Walsall’s Democratic Services Service will email parents once they have submitted their appeal form to clarify the options available to them. Appeals hearings will commence on 1st June 2020.
Any other enquiries relating to school admissions should be sent to the email addresses listed below.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 (Reception) or 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 (Infant to Junior), he or she is due to commence Reception class or transfer from an Infant to a Junior School in September 2020.
Walsall participates in an Inter-Local Authority (LA) Co-ordinated Admission Scheme along with a number of local authorities in the Midlands, including: Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton.
The scheme allows you to express preferences for up to three primary schools, rank them in order of preference and give reasons for your preferences, if appropriate (e.g. medical or social).
Parents who submit an online application for a primary school place and request an email notification will receive details of the outcome of their child’s application by email on Thursday 16 April 2020. The emails will be produced and sent by an automated process over the course of the day.
Parents will also receive notification of the outcome of their application by a letter to be posted second class on Thursday 16 April 2020.
The Admissions and Appeals Team can be contacted by telephone (01922 652585) between 8:45 am and 5:15 pm on Monday to Thursday and 8:45 to 4:45pm on Fridays. The team is permanently located at the Civic Centre.
The admission criteria for every Walsall school are detailed in the school information pages within our 'Information for Parents' booklet'. If you intend to name a school outside Walsall, it is important that you obtain a copy of the maintaining local authority’s ‘Information for Parents’ booklet, or visit the relevant local authority’s website, which will detail the admission criteria for the school you would like your child/ren to attend.
Please take the opportunity to find out as much as you can about the relevant schools before you express your preferences – the Admissions and Appeals Team are here to help you.