Admissions Arrangements and Timeline

As an academy, Lordswood Boys’ School operates the following admissions policy which is based on the Government’s revised admissions code.

In September 2018 the School will admit up to 130 boys.

The admission criteria used to decide which students will be allocated places in Year 7 are:

• Children in public care.

• Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan.

• Students with a brother already at the school (years 7 – 11)  and  who will still be on roll at the time the student enters the school.

• Students who live nearest the school (calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between home and school).

When a place becomes available after Year 7 transfer it is allocated to a student on the waiting list according to the Government’s revised admissions code.

In 2016 places were offered to all applicants.  

If you live in Birmingham, you will receive information on the secondary transfer process from your child’s Birmingham primary school or via post if your child attends a primary school outside Birmingham. If you have not received any literature please contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888 (option 1).

If you live outside Birmingham but wish to apply for a Birmingham School or Academy, you must apply to your own Local Authority (ie: the Council to which you pay your Council Tax).

September 2017Schools hold open session events.
1 October 2017You are strongly advised to apply online or to have returned your Birmingham Local Authority Preference Form by this date.

If you wish to view schools that are outside of Birmingham and whose open evenings fall after 1 October 2017 you may apply online by 31st October 2017. This will not disadvantage your application.
31 October 2017This is the final date for acceptance of late preferences or change of preference through moving home etc. If you have not received an acknowledgement of your preference form before this date you should contact Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888 (option 1).
1 March 2018Emails are sent to those applicants who have applied online for their child’s secondary school place and an email will be sent ahead of postal notifications.

Letters are sent on 1 March 2018 to let you know the secondary school place we are offering your child. Letters are sent by first class post and should arrive at your home address by 2 March 2018.
16 March 2018You must tell the school by 16 March 2018 whether or not you are accepting the place offered.
29 March 2018You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham schools and return them by 29 March 2018 Please visit the School Appeals Enquiry page for more information on how to appeal.

If you wish to appeal for schools or academies in other local authorities you should contact the relevant authority to establish their appeal arrangements.
9 June 2018Date by which all appeals that have been submitted on time for secondary schools will be heard.
tbcYear 6 Induction Day - Primary children visit future secondary school.
September 2018Start school in Year 7