Joining Us in Year 7

The deadline for Year 7 applications for entry to the University of Birmingham School in 2017 is 31 October 2016. Applications should be made via Birmingham City Council.

Year 7 Open Evenings

Thank you to all the prospective students who attended our Open Evenings on Friday 30th September 2016 and Wednesday 5th October 2016. We hope you enjoyed discovering what makes UoB School so special. We will be holding Open Evenings in Autumn 2017, where you'll get a chance to walk around the school, speak to current pupils and staff, experience some enrichment activities, ask questions and get a taste of what it's like to attend the University of Birmingham School.  

Open Evening dates for Autumn 2017 will be announced on this website and via Facebook and Twitter. 

Year 7 Admissions Information

For 2017/16, we have agreed a Published Admissions Number (PAN) of 150 children for admission into Year 7. If we receive more applications than this, places will be offered according to the following over–subscription criteria:

  • Pupils with either an Education, Health and Care Plan or statement of Special Educational Needs naming the University of Birmingham School;
  • Looked-after children and children who were previously looked-after;
  • Siblings of students currently attending the University of Birmingham School and who will continue to do so on the date of admission. This does not include siblings who were external entrants to the Sixth Form;
  • Distance between applicant’s home address and the nodal points set out below. A node is a central point, determined by co-ordinates on a map, and not a post code area, from which measurements will begin. Our nodes are the entrance to the railway stations in Hall Green, the Jewellery Quarter and Small Heath, and the main reception entrance to the School. Distance will be calculated according to a straight line measurement between the applicant’s home and the main entrance of the nearest node (as the crow flies). In the event that a tie break situation occurs for the distance criteria, a random allocation tie break will be used.

School Admission Nodes

At the University of Birmingham School, we want to create a diverse learning community that helps to address the needs of a rapidly growing city by admitting people from across Birmingham.

We have four admission nodes where we take year 7 pupils from. The expected number of students admitted from each node, per year, is:

  • The University of Birmingham School site - 50% (up to 75 pupils)
  • Hall Green Rail Station - 16.7% (up to 25 pupils)
  • Small Heath Station - 16.7% (up to 25 pupils)
  • Jewellery Quarter Station - 16.7% (up to 25 pupils)

Our full 2016 Admissions Policy (PDF - 287KB) is available online or you can access more information through Birmingham City Council.

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Guidance

Using a nodal admissions approach we cannot guarantee how close to your node you will need to be in order to be successful in your application to the School. Each year, the furthest admission distance from each node will vary depending on the number of applicants.

However, for reference and information, details for September 2016 applications and admissions are as follows:

  • Of six choices for secondary school places, we featured on over 1,571 applications
  • We took successful applicants from over 63 primary schools
  • The furthest distance from each node for September 2016 entry was:
    • University of Birmingham School Main Entrance: 985 metres
    • Jewellery Quarter Station Main Entrance: 1305 metres
    • Small Heath Station Main Entrance: 869 metres
    • Hall Green Station Main Entrance: 812 metres

Details for September 2015 applications and admissions are as follows:

  • Of six choices for secondary school places, we featured on over 1,150 applications
  • On over 370 applications, we were nominated as the first choice of secondary school
  • We took successful applicants from over 60 primary schools
  • The furthest distance from each node for September 2015 entry was:
    • University of Birmingham School Main Entrance: 1429 metres
    • Jewellery Quarter Station Main Entrance: 1639 metres
    • Small Heath Station Main Entrance: 1240 metres
    • Hall Green Station Main Entrance: 954 metres

You will be asked to select up to 6 schools on your application form. Our advice is that you include at least one school for which you know you qualify and then put the schools in your order of preference.

The deadline for Year 7 applications for entry to the University of Birmingham School in 2017 is 31 October 2016. Applications should be made via Birmingham City Council.

September 2017 entry to Year 7

If your child has been offered a place at the University of Birmingham School, please let the School know if you are accepting the offer by 16 March 2017. We look forward to welcoming your family to the School and will contact you in due course with useful dates and information. Year 6 induction day is on 5 July 2017, and there will also be a date for parents and carers to visit the School again.

Waiting List

Applicants to Year 7 for September 2017 entry

If you have applied for a place for your child for Year 7 at the University of Birmingham School for September 2017 entry (ie your child is currently in year 6) and your application has been unsuccessful, you will be automatically placed on a waiting list. The list will operate in accordance with the oversubscription criteria defined for Year 7.

From March 2017 until September 2017, the waiting list is held by Birmingham City Council School Admissions. Please contact the council for further details and/or visit their website.

Birmingham City Council School Admissions: 0121 303 1888

In-year Admissions

If your child currently has a place at another secondary school, but you wish to apply for an in-year admission, please visit Birmingham City Council's in-year admissions page for further information. If the School is oversubscribed in any year group, all unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Your child will remain on this waiting list unless you inform the School otherwise. The list will operate in accordance with the oversubscription criteria defined for Year 7. This will be maintained by the School.

Appeals

The University of Birmingham School will ensure that parents and relevant children will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the University of Birmingham School. The arrangements for appeals will comply with the School Admission Appeals Code. The determination of the appeal panel is binding on all parties.

We will prepare guidance for parents and relevant children about how the appeals process will work and provide them with a named contact who can answer any enquiries they may have about the process.

 

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