Admission of children to primary schools for September 2018
If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 (Reception) or 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 (Year 3), he or she is due to join a Reception class or a Year 3 class in September 2018.
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 Monday 16 April 2018. 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 by second class post on Monday 16 April 2018.
The Admissions and Pupil Place Planning 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 Pupil Place Planning Team are here to help you.
- If you live in Walsall, please complete the on-line application by Monday 15 January 2018.
- If you live in Walsall and your child attends a primary school outside Walsall, or a private school in Walsall, please complete the on-line application and submit by Monday 15 January 2018.
- If you live outside Walsall, you should complete an application from your home local authority.