Primary and nursery school admissions
Admission of children to primary or nursery schools for September 2014
If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 (Reception) or 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 (Year 3), he or she is due to join a Reception class or a Year 3 class in September 2014.
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). The Walsall preference form allows you to apply for a place at any primary 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 primary 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, 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 return the completed Preference Form to your child’s present Walsall Primary School by 15 January 2014.
- If you live in Walsall and your child attends a primary school outside Walsall, or a private school in Walsall, please return the form to School Admissions,Walsall MBC, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Darwall Street,Walsall WS1 1TP.
- If you live outside Walsall, you should complete a Preference form from your home local authority and return it as stated on the form.
Applications can be made online using the on-line preference form.
Download the supplementary information form
If you have any questions about the primary admissions process and would like independent advice, please contact the Choice Adviser.
Education Development Centre
Telephone 01922 686477
Telephone 01922 652585
This page was last updated on 11 February 2014