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Primary school admissions

Online admissions: the portal is now closed

The deadline for submitting your application online - 15 January 2021 - has passed.

You can still make a late application.

Admission of children to primary schools for September 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 (Reception) or 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 (Infant to Junior), he or she is due to commence Reception class or transfer from an Infant to a Junior School in September 2021.

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 16 April 2021. The emails will be produced and sent by an automated process over the course of the day.

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.

If you live outside Walsall, you should complete an application from your home local authority and include all of your preferred schools.

Download our current admissions booklet

Primary Information for Parents Booklet 2021             Parent's Guide to On-Line Admissions          Primary Admissions 2021

Download the supplementary information form for Walsall faith schools

On-Line Preference Form (click here to commence)

Make a late application

The online portal closed on 15 January 2021. 

If you apply after this date, or change the name or ranking of a school, we will process your application as late. It is unlikely that you will get a place at one of your preferred schools.

You can make a late application if the deadline of 15 January has passed and:

  • your child is due to start reception in September 2021
  • your child is due to transfer from infant to junior school in September 2021

Make a late application


Contact us

If you have any questions about the primary admissions process and would like support and advice, please contact the School Admissions Team:

Admissions and Appeals Team
Walsall MBC
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Darwall Street

If you are contacting us by email please ensure that you include your name and contact details and your child's name and date of birth.