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Transfers to secondary schools in September 2014

As your child was born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003 he or she is due to transfer to a secondary school 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 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 return the completed Preference Form to your child’s present Walsall Primary School by 31 October 2013.
  • 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.  

Information for Parents about admissions to 14-19 Provision for September 2014 (PDF 254 KB)

Download our current admissions booklet

Secondary Admissions Booklet 2013

Download supplementary information forms for the following schools

Registration forms for the following schools are available on the school website

Choice adviser

If you have any questions about the secondary school transfer process and would like independent advice, please contact the Choice Adviser.

Choice Adviser
Education Development Centre
Pelsall Lane
Rushall
Walsall
WS4 1NG

Telephone 01922 686477
Email choice.advice@edu.walsall.gov.uk

Contact us

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

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

This page was last updated on 27 June 2014