Primary school admissions

Primary school admissions


Admission of children to primary schools for September 2017

This year the Primary Offer Date is Tuesday 18 April 2017. Parents who applied on line and requested notification by email will receive an email on 18 April. All other on time applicants will receive an offer letter which will be sent by second class post on 18 April. Please note that the office will be closed for the Easter bank holidays on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April and will re-open at 08:45 on Tuesday 18 April.

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 (Reception) or 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 (Year 3), he or she is due to join a Reception class or a Year 3 class in September 2017.

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 Tuesday 18 April 2017. 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 Tuesday 18 April 2017.

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 Sunday 15 January 2017.
  • 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 Sunday 15 January 2017.
  • If you live outside Walsall, you should complete an application from your home local authority.

Information for Parents Booklet                                  Parents Guide to Online Admissions

information_for_parents_leaflet_primary_2017.pdf

Primary on-line applications for September 2017 will be available from 7 November 2016.

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Download the supplementary information form

View downloadable form for applications

walsall_faith_schools_sup_info_form_reception_and_year_3_2017.pdf

Parent Support Adviser (Admissions & Pupil Place Planning)

If you have any questions about the primary admissions process and would like independent advice, please contact the Parent Support Adviser.

Parent Support Adviser (Admissions & Pupil Place Planning)
Walsall MBC
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1TP

Telephone: 01922 652578
Email: schooladmissionsadvice@walsall.gov.uk

Contact us

Admissions & Pupil Place Planning

Walsall MBC
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1TP

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

This page was last updated on 13 April 2017