Applications for secondary school places for 2023 are open in Birmingham

The application closing date is on October 31

<p>Year 7 students  (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)</p>

Year 7 students (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Applications for Year 7 secondary school places for 2023 are now open in Birmingham.

Children will be able to apply for up to six preferences, including those outside Birmingham.

However, Birmingham City Council only deals with applications for school places if you live in Birmingham and pay council tax to the authority.

The application closing date is on October 31. Applications made after that date will be classed as late applications and will not be processed until after places are offered to everyone else on March 1, 2023.

Year 7 students (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

What to keep in mind while applying?

There are some caveats for applying and the home to school distance is one of the major ones. “Think about how your child would travel to the schools you apply for. It is your responsibility to make sure your child can get to and from school,” a council spokesman said.

It is also worth knowing that the majority of separate boys’ and girls’ schools are not considered to be linked for the purposes of sibling claims. They also do not class siblings in a sixth form as valid siblings for entry into Year 7.

If a pupil attends any of the following all-through schools in Year , you don’t need to list the school as one of your six preferences. Your child will automatically move up from Year 6 to Year : Ark Kings Academy, Ark Victoria Academy, Bournville School, King Solomon International Business School, Washwood Heath Academy or Waverley School.

Which are the secondary schools in Birmingham?

Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School

Arena Academy

Ark Boulton Academy

Ark St Alban’s Academy

Aston Manor Academy

Aston University Engineering Academy

Bartley Green School

Birmingham Ormiston Academy

Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

Bishop Walsh Catholic School

BOA Digital Technologies Academy

Bordesley Green Girls’ School & Sixth Form

Broadway Academy

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy

City Academy

Cockshut Hill School

Colmers School and Sixth Form College

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School

Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham East

Eden Boys’ School

Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham

Erdington Academy


Fortis Academy

Four Dwellings Academy

George Dixon Academy

Greenwood Academy

Hall Green School

Hamstead Hall Academy

Harborne Academy

Heartlands Academy

Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

Hodge Hill College

Hodge Hill Girls’ School

Holte School

Holy Trinity Catholic School

Holyhead School

Jewellery Quarter Academy

John Willmott School

King Edward VI Aston School

King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

King Edward VI Five Ways School

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy

King Edward VI Lordswood School for Girls

King Edward VI Northfield School for Girls

King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy

King’s Norton Boys’ School

Kings Heath Boys

Kings Norton Girls’ School

Lordswood Boys’ School

Moseley School and Sixth Form

Ninestiles, an Academy

Nishkam High School

North Birmingham Academy

Plantsbrook School

Prince Albert High School

Queensbridge School

Rockwood Academy

Saltley Academy

Selly Park Girls’ School

Shenley Academy

Small Heath Leadership Academy

St Edmund Campion Catholic School

St John Wall Catholic School

St Paul’s School for Girls

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Stockland Green School

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Swanshurst School

The Arthur Terry School

The University of Birmingham School

Tile Cross Academy

Turves Green Boys’ School

Waverley Studio College

Wheelers Lane Technology College

Yardleys School

You can apply online here.

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