Admissions

 

 

School admissions are controlled by Birmingham Local Authority Click for Birmingham LA and we advise parents to contact the LA with regards to admissions.  

The school admits 60 children into Year 3 each September. Places are given in the first instance to all children transferring from Holland House Infant School and Nursery. Applications made outside the normal admissions round (in-year admissions) should be made directly to the school. Parents/carers can apply for a place for their child at any time and to any school. On receipt of an in-year application, the school will notify the local authority of both the application and its outcome, to allow the local authority to keep up to date with figures on the availability of school places in Birmingham. Parents should note that admissions to Holland House Infant School and Nursery will not result in automatic admission to Town Junior School for older siblings. The admission of older siblings will be dependent on a place being available if they are entitled under the admissions criteria. Where further applications for admissions exceed the number of places within Year groups, the following criteria will be applied to decide which children are admitted:

  1. Looked after or previously looked after children A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. 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 (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). In the case of previously looked after children, admission authorities may request a copy of the adoption order, residence order or special guardianship order and a letter from the local authority that last looked after the child confirming that he or she was looked after immediately prior to that order being made.
  2. Children with siblings already at the school or still at Holland House Infant School (‘The Local Authority’s ‘Sibling’ definition has been adopted’). Priority will only be given if siblings will still be in attendance at the date of admission.
  3. Proximity of child's home to school measured by straight line distance (the Local Authority’s ‘Distance’ definition has been adopted). Distances are calculated from the applicant’s home address to the school office. In cases of shared responsibility ‘the home’ will be determined as the address where the child lives the majority of the week. In cases where it is not possible to decide between applications i.e. where the address is the same (e.g. twins, blocks of flats), the local authority will use a computerised system to randomly select the child to be offered the final place. Proof of address to be provided.

Transfer to Year 3

Parents with a child attending Holland House Infant School in Year 2 who would like their child to transfer to Town Junior School in Year 3 will be required to complete a Local Authority Preference Form for a place at the school. Where there are more applications than places available the following over-subscription criteria will apply

  1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
  2. Children on register at Holland House Infant School at the end of Year 2.
  3. Children with siblings already at the school or still at Holland House Infant School (‘The Local Authority’s ‘Sibling’ definition has been adopted’). Priority will only be given if siblings will still be in attendance at the date of admission.
  4. Proximity of child's home to school measured by straight line distance (the Local Authority’s ‘Distance’ definition has been adopted).

 Appeals

 Appeals are coordinated by Birmingham Local Authority. Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the school should contact Birmingham Local Authority to request an appeal form. Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.

Waiting list

Waiting lists are held in strict oversubscription criteria order for every year group until at least the first term of each academic year. Each child added will require the list to be ranked again in line with the oversubscription criteria.

Children with a statement of special educational needs

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names the school must be admitted. This will reduce the number of places available to applicants. This is not an oversubscription criterion.

The contact number for Admissions & Appeals is Tel: 0121 303 1888