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Transfers to secondary schools in September 2015

As your child was born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004 he or she is due to transfer to a secondary school in September 2015.

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 2014.
  • 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 31st October 2014.
  • 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 2015 (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 Moday 2nd March 2015. The emails will be produced and sent out by an automated process over the course of the day on Monday 2nd March 2015.

Parents will also receive notification of the outcome of their application by a letter to be posted by second class post on Monday 2nd March 2015.

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.

Admission to the Black Country University Technical College

Parents who wish to apply for a year 10 place at the Black Country UTC for September 2015 are invited to attend the following open events at the Black Country UTC:

Thursday 23rd October                          Open Evening          6pm - 8pm
Monday 17th - Friday 21st November    Open Week              Daily tours and visits from 9am - 11am
Thursday 20th November                       Open Evening          6pm - 8pm
Saturday 24th January                           Open Day                10am - 2pm
Wednesday 18th March                         Open Evening           6pm - 8pm
Saturday 25th April                                Open Day                 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 30th June                                Open Evening            6pm - 8pm

For further information, please contact the Black Country UTC:
Telephone: 01922 470763 or visit the website: www.blackcountryutc.co.uk
Black Country University Technical College, Vernon Way, Walsall, West Midlands. WS3 2PA

Download our current admissions booklet

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Download supplementary information forms for the following schools

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

Telephone: 01922 652578

Email: schooladmissionsadvice@walsall.gov.uk

Contact us

Admissions and Pupil Place Planning
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 22 October 2014