Admission Arrangements

Admission arrangements for academies are approved by the Secretary of State for the Department of Education as part of an Academy’s funding agreement. These arrangements have been updated in accordance with the 2021 School Admissions Code.

In September 2021 the School will admit 154 girls.  The School’s published admission number (PAN) is 154.

If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan where the school is named in the Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below: 

  • Children who are looked after or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order, including those who appear to the Academy Trust to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions under Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989. 
  • Students with a sister already at the school (Years 7-11) or a brother or sister in Lordswood Sixth Form Centre, who will still be on roll at the time the sibling enters the school.
  • Students who live nearest the school (calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between home and school).

Waiting lists are maintained until the end of each academic year for admissions and children will be ranked in the same order as the criteria listed above.

The school continues to be heavily over-subscribed. In 2021, the last student admitted lived 1.962km from the school.

At post-sixteen level, the Sixth Form Centre (approximately 240 students) is open access and welcomes both male and female applicants from across the City and outside Birmingham.

Separate admissions criteria operate for the Lordswood Sixth Form Centre. Admission is based on an assessment of the students’ potential to benefit from the curriculum and facilities offered by the school.

In the event of over-subscription, preference will be given to students from Lordswood Girls’ School, then looked after or previously looked after children (in public care), then siblings, applicants to the Basketball, Football and Cricket Academies and then those who live nearest the school.

Timeline for Entry in September 2022

July 2021
If you live in Birmingham, you will have received information on the secondary transfer process from us through 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 4).

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

September 2021
If COVID restrictions are lifted, the open evening for primary school pupils this year will take place on Thursday 16th September from 6pm – 8pm. There will also be an open morning on Monday 20th September from 9am – 12pm. 

1st October 2021
You are strongly advised to apply online or to have returned your Birmingham Local Authority Preference Form by this date.

31st October 2021
31st October 2021 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 4).

1st March 2022
Birmingham Admissions:
If you applied online and provided an email address, Birmingham Admissions will email you on 1 March 2022 to tell you which secondary school your child has been offered. We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, as this will depend on your service provider. However, we expect that you will receive your offer email by 4pm on Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Please ensure you check your junk/spam folder for your email address you provided.

They will also send you a formal offer letter that will be posted by 1st class post on Tuesday 1 March 2022. Please allow at least three working days for your letter to arrive.

The offer letter will explain how to accept or refuse the offer that has been made.

Sandwell Admissions:
For applicants who applied online you will receive an email to the email address provided at the time of application during the course of this day. Please check your junk/spam mail as it is possible it may be delivered here. The email address it will be delivered from is ECS Adtra. This is not a monitored email address so do not reply to this as it will not get responded to. If you made a paper application, your letter will be posted 2nd class on this date and should arrive within 5 working days.

Accepting or refusing a school place?
If you wish to contact us to accept or refuse a school place, please email: and this will be updated accordingly. Please include your child’s full name, date of birth and the school you are acceptation or refusing.

4th March 2022
If you have not received a formal offer from the Local Authority by this date, please contact the School Admissions team on 0121 303 1888 (option 4).

14th March 2022
If you have applied for a secondary school place through Birmingham Admissions, you should return the acceptance slip directly to Lordswood Girls’ School.

If the place has been offered by Sandwell Admissions, you will need to inform both Sandwell Admissions and Lordswood Girls’ School as to whether you wish to accept or decline the place offered.

The deadline for acceptances in 14th March 2022

If you have not accepted the place offered by this date, the offer will be withdrawn and may be offered to the next student on the waiting list.

28th March 2022
You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham schools and return them by 29th March 2022. 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.

May/June 2022
Date by which all appeals that have been submitted on time for secondary schools will be heard.

6th July 2022
Year 6 Induction Day – Primary children visit future secondary school.

5th September 2022
Students start school in Year 7.