How To Apply For A Place At Our School
Applying for a place for your child at St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School
The Admissions Authority for our school is The Board of Directors of The St. John Paul II Multi Academy, Sutton Coldfield. Birmingham City Council coordinate the admissions process on behalf of our multi academy. Any parent wishing to apply for a place at our school should first of all read the Admissions Policy for the relevant year (see admissions policies and timetable below).
To make an application, visit Birmingham City Council School Admissions
In addition to completing Birmingham City Council's application form, all parents must complete and return a copy of our school's Supplementary Information Form which can be found by clicking the link below or as an appendix to the Admissions Policy. If your child is Baptised Catholic then you should also provide their Certificate of Catholic Baptism.
Virtual Parents Information Evening
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we have not been able to hold our usual parents information evening. In lieu of this please find below a PowerPoint containing information that would have been covered on the night, a brief message from our parish Priest Fr. Allen and a Virtual Prospectus video. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Admissions Arrangements for September 2022-2023
Applications must be made to Birmingham Local Authority by 15th January 2022.
A Supplementary Information Form must also be submitted to the school by this date.
All parents will be advised of the outcome of the applications on 19th April 2022 by the Local Authority on behalf of the school. All the necessary information you should need can be found using the links below.
In-year applications for 2021-2022
For in-year applications for the current academic year, please refer to the Admissions Policy for 2021-2022.
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made via Birmingham City Council’s website by completing the in-year admissions application form through the following link: Birmingham City Council in-year applications
As a Catholic School, parents will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the standard application form that is submitted to the local authority. Supplementary Information Forms, along with full admission arrangements for St. Nicholas can be obtained from this school website page or a hard copy can be provided on request by contacting the school office on email@example.com or 0121 355 2649.
Supplementary Information Forms must be returned directly to the school office as a hard copy or via email to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. If a Supplementary Information Form is not submitted directly to the school this may affect the priority given to the application and could affect the likelihood of your child being offered a place.
The local authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the governors. Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021/2022, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the local authority will notify you of this decision on behalf of the governors and the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with Birmingham City Council who can be contacted on 0121 303 1888 or email@example.com
Future Admissions Arrangements for September 2023-2024
For those parents who are planning ahead, we always publish our agreed Admissions Policy two years in advance of application.
Applying for a place at Bishop Walsh School for September 2023
The main feeder school for our Year 6 pupils leaving to go to Secondary School is one of our Academy partners; Bishop Walsh Catholic School. We will support any parent with the application process so please contact the school office for any help required.
St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School Admissions Consultation
The St. John Paul II Multi Academy Board of Directors have conducted a thorough admissions consultation with all relevant stakeholders. The outcome and response has been communicated with all stakeholders following the close of the consultation. A copy of that response is available below.