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Transfers to secondary schools in September 2019

As your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 he or she is due to transfer to a secondary school in September 2019.

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 five secondary schools, rank them in order of preference and give reasons for your preferences, if appropriate (e.g., medical or social). The Walsall preference form allows you to apply for a place at any secondary school in or outside the borough, with some exceptions.  

The following web pages tell you how to apply for a place for your child at secondary school.  It also explains what happens if a Walsall school has more applications than there are places available.  The admission criteria for every Walsall school are detailed in the school information pages within this 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/leaflet, or visit the 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 School Admissions team is here to help you.

  • If you live in Walsall, please complete your on-line application by 31 October 2018.
  • If you live in Walsall and your child attends a primary school outside Walsall, or a private school in Walsall, please complete your on-line application by 31 October 2018
  • If you live outside Walsall, you should complete a Preference form from your home local authority and return it as stated on the form.  

The national offer date for secondary school admissions is 1st March 2019 (or the next available working day)

Parents who submit an online application for a secondary school place and request an email notification will receive details of the outcome of their child's application by email on Friday 1st March 2019. The emails will be produced and sent out by an automated process over the course of the day on Friday 1st March 2019.

Parents will also receive notification of the outcome of their application by a letter to be posted by second class post on Friday 1st March 2019.

The school admissions team can be contacted by telephone (01922 652585) between 8:45 am and 5:15 pm on Monday to Thursday and 8:45 am to 4:45 pm on Fridays. The team is permanently located at the Civic Centre.

Download our current admissions booklet


Information for Parents Booklet - Secondary Schools 2019

  • Applications can be made online for Secondary Admissions September 2019 from September 2018

Download supplementary information forms for the following schools

Aldridge Music Scholarship Place Application 

Brownhills School Supplementary Information 

Blue Coat Supplementary Form 

Ormiston Shelfield Sports Place Supplementary Form 

Shire Oak Academy Supplementary Form

St Thomas More Catholic School


Further information and registration forms for the following schools are available on the school website

Parent Support Adviser (School Admissions)

If you have any questions about the secondary school transfer process and would like advice or support, please contact the Parent Support Adviser.

Parent Support Adviser (Admissions & Pupil Place Planning)
Walsall MBC
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Darwall Street

Telephone: 01922 652578 or 01922 652453

Email: schooladmissionsadvice@walsall.gov.uk


Contact us

Admissions and Pupil Place Planning
Walsall MBC
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Darwall Street

Telephone 01922 652585
Email secondary.admissions@walsall.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 05 September 2017