Year 7 and 11-16 Admissions

Statutory consultation on admissions arrangements for University of Birmingham School 2023-24 (consultation closes on 03.01.22).

As its own Admissions Authority, University of Birmingham School is statutorily required to periodically consult on its admission arrangements. The School is presently consulting to this effect.

Pending the outcome of the consultation. Governors are not proposing any material change to the admission arrangements.

If you would like to comment on the University of Birmingham School’s admissions arrangements, you can find further details here: Proposed Admissions Arrangements 2023 – 2024, and you can comment here: Birmingham BeHeard.

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Our Nodal System: University of Birmingham School, we aim to create a diverse learning community that helps to address the needs of a rapidly growing city by admitting people from across Birmingham. We don’t have a specific ‘catchment area’ as we operate a nodal system, taking pupils from four different locations across Birmingham.

A node is a central point, determined by co-ordinates on a map, and not a postcode area, from which measurements will begin. Our nodes are the main reception entrance to the School, and the entrance to the railway stations in Hall Green, the Jewellery Quarter and Small Heath.

The expected number of students admitted from each node, per year, is:

· University of Birmingham School main entrance – up to 75 pupils (50%)

· Hall Green Station – up to 25 pupils (16.7%)

· Jewellery Quarter Station – up to 25 pupils (16.7%)

· Small Heath Station – up to 25 pupils (16.7%)

Distance will be calculated by Birmingham City Council as 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.

If you want to find out the distance between the coordinates of your home address and a specific nodal point, please contact Birmingham City Council School Admissions. Places will be offered based on the shortest distance.

The furthest distance admitted from the following nodes in 2021 were as follows:

  • UoB School main entrance: 1195m.
  • Hall Green Station: 562m.
  • Jewellery Quarter Station: 1172m.
  • Small Heath Station: 690m.
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