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Brookfields Primary School


Admission Arrangements to Reception Classes for September 2019

Children must, by law, start school at the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday. However, at present, in Birmingham children are admitted in September at the start of the academic year in which they reach five years of age.


In October 2018 the parents of children who are due to start school will be sent a letter and a pre-printed form advising them of how to apply for a reception school place and where to obtain the primary information booklet.


Copies of the booklet are available at all Birmingham Primary Schools, Libraries, Health Centres, Children's Centres, Doctors Surgeries, private and Community Nurseries and also electronically.


Parents can also apply on-line at or by completing the Local Authority Preference form which will be sent out during October.


When to apply

Parents can apply for a place in the autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It’s important that you apply for a place as soon as possible.


Applications for primary schools opens on Monday, 1st October 2018.

The final closing date for applications is Tuesday, 15th January 2019.


National Offer Day 16th April 2019

  • Offers will be sent by email on 16 April 2019 by 5:15pm.
  • If you're happy with the school you have been offered, accept this offer by 30 April 2019.
  • Please do not contact Birmingham City Council before you receive the formal notification of your child’s school place. You must be in receipt of your formal notification email before contacting the council.


Accept the place offered?

We strongly encourage you to accept the place offered to your child.

This will not affect your child’s position on any waiting lists for other schools you have not been offered a place at or any appeals you may submit. Accepting the offer will ensure that your child has a school place for September.


Waiting lists

Your child’s name will be automatically added to the waiting list for any higher preference schools than the one offered.

Being on a waiting list does not mean that a place will become available.

More information about waiting lists will be available after National Offer Day.



After places are offered, you will have the right of appeal for any school you were refused a place at.

More information about appeals will be available after National Offer Day.


Our admission number is now 60 pupils and admission arrangements are based upon the local authority criteria, as specified in the Primary Education Booklet produced annually and available for download here.


If you wish to look around the school prior to making a decision on which school is best for your child then please contact the school office who will be happy to book an appointment for you.


Induction Meetings

Pupils who are due to join us at the beginning of the Academic Year, will be invited to an induction meeting during the Summer Term.


In-Year Admissions

We currently admit 60 pupils in Reception to Year 6. If you wish your child to move to Brookfields Primary in the middle of a school year then you must contact the school office on 0121 675 1897. Pupils who join at other times during the year will attend a meeting with Mrs Cross, Deputy Headteacher, where a start date will be agreed.

Secondary School Admissions (for Year 6 Pupils)


Closing date: Midnight 31 October 2018.

You have until 31st October to carry out your research - read the guidance carefully and complete your preference form online by clicking here.


Offers will be sent by email on 1 March 2019 by 5:15pm.

If you're happy with the school you have been offered, accept this offer by 15 March 2019.


Stage of process


Application period starts

3 September 2018

Grammar school test

8 September 2018

Results of grammar school test

12 October 2018

Closing date for applications

31 October 2018

National Offer Day

1 March 2019

Deadline for accepting the offer

15 March 2019

Deadline for submitting appeals

29 March 2019

Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time

May and June 2019

Induction day at secondary school

3 July 2019

Term starts

September 2019


Grammar schools selective test results out on 12 October 2018

IMPORTANT: Please wait for your child's test results before naming a grammar school as one of your six preferences on your online application. If you submit your application with grammar schools listed and your child is not successful in the selective test, you will have reduced the number of schools you could list as preferences.

The Grammar Schools in Birmingham should send you the test results by letter by 12 October 2018. Once you’ve received your test results you should decide whether to name a grammar school as one of your preferences on your application form.

If you would like your child to attend our school please contact us or read more about our admission arrangements below.

Nursery Places

We currently offer Nursery places in September to pupils who are 3 years old by the 31st August. Please look at the following link to check your entitlement.


If you would like to apply for a Nursery place, please complete the appropriate application form at the school office.


Please note: Attendance at Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception and parents must still apply by the LA closing dates as published on their website. Parents requiring assistance to apply for places should ask at the school office.


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