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The School Admissions and Appeals Team are currently receiving high volumes of emails and telephone calls and are working to respond to all customer enquiries as quickly as possible. Thank you for your co-operation.
Finding a school place for your children, either at primary or secondary school is one of the most important milestones for parents. Walsall Council has a vision of excellence for all of its schools. They are all places where young people can develop, learn, experience and question the world around them.
If you are applying for your child to commence reception, transfer from an infant to a junior school,or move from a primary to a secondary school, you can express a preference for three primary schools, and for up to five secondary schools. In addition to schools in Walsall, you can also express preferences for schools in other council areas.  Walsall Council runs a coordinated admissions scheme with neighbouring councils and with schools where the Governors are the admissions authority, so you only have to complete one application.
You can also apply for a Walsall primary school during the school year if your child is already of school age through the Mid-Year Admission process.
Walsall Council acts as the admissions authority for a community and voluntary controlled schools. The governing body of foundation schools and voluntary aided school (normally Roman Catholic or Church of England schools) control admissions to those schools. Likewise, governors of academies in Walsall act as the admissions authorities for those school.
We always try to meet a parent's first preference, but sometimes more applications for places are received than the school has places available. When this happens we will try to offer your next highest preference. We are under a duty to offer your child a place in a school, and if we cannot meet any of your preferences, we will offer you a place in the nearest school to your home address where spaces are available.
You have a statutory right of appeal against a decision not to offer you a place in a school of your preference to an Independent Appeal Panel.
Contact us
If you have any questions about school admissions process and would like advice or support, please contact the School Admissions Team
School Admissions and Appeals
Walsall MBC
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Tel No: 01922 652585

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.

Please be aware. The Team is currently experiencing a very high volume of enquiries and is working to deal with these as quickly as possible.

Determined Amission Arrangements for 2021/22

The Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the School Admissions Code 2014 require all ‘Admission Authorities’ (Local authorities for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools or Governing Bodies in the case of Voluntary Aided schools, Foundation schools and Academies) to determine their admission arrangements for the following year.

Following a period of formal consultation, the admission arrangements for Walsall Community and Voluntary Controlled schools and the Scheme for Coordinated Admissions for all Walsall primary and secondary schools and midyear admissions were determined by Cabinet on 12 February 2020.

Please follow the links below to view the Determined Admission Arrangements for the academic year for all Walsall Community and Voluntary Controlled schools and the Determined Scheme for Coordinated Admissions for 2021/22

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021/22

Determined Scheme for Coordinated Admissions 2021/22