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Admission arrangements for academies are approved by the Secretary of State for the Department of Education as part of an Academy’s funding agreement.


In September 2020 the School will admit 154 girls.  The School's published admission number (PAN) is 154.


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


  • Children who are looked after or immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement order or special guardianship order.  This includes any child/young person who is subject to a Full Care Order, an interim Care Order accommodated under Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, is remanded or detained into Local Authority accommodation under Criminal Law or who has been placed for adoption.
  • Children with an Education, Health & Care Plan (Special Educational Needs) if the school is named.
  • 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 2019 the last student admitted lived 1820m 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 existing students, 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 2020


July 2019

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 (ie: The Council to which you pay your Council Tax).


September 2019

School holds open sessions. The Open Evening takes place on Thursday 19th September 2020, between 6pm – 8pm and the Open Morning takes place on Monday 23rd September 2020, between 9am – 12 noon.


1st October 2019

You 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 2019 you may apply online by 31st October 2019. This will not disadvantage your application.


30th October 2019

30th October 2019 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).


2nd March 2020

Emails 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 2nd March 2020 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 3rd March 2020.


16th March 2020

If you are happy with the school you have been offered, you must accept this offer no later than 16th March 2020.


30th March 2020

You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham schools and return them by 30th March 2020. 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 2020

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


1st July 2020

Year 6 Induction Day - Primary children visit future secondary school.


September 2020

Start school in Year 7.

Knightlow Road,



B17 8QB


0121 429 2838