St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10


20.04.2021 - We currently have a few spare places at St Johns. 

Most faith schools do require you to complete additional admission forms.  If you wish to collect one of these, please call the office on 0121-675-1469 to make an appointment.  Please bring your own pen (to avoid germs spreading) to complete our admission forms and ensure you bring with your child's original passport OR birth certificate and proof of your address; e.g council tax or utility bill. If you are not the home owner, we require the home owners council tax bill, together with a letter listing the family names who live in the house, we also would like to see two other items of proof, e.g driving licence, child tax credit, bank statement, tenancy agreement, wage slip, child's doctors medical card. Your child will then be added to our joint waiting list with the council.  Not many places become available very often and the position of where they sit on the waiting list can move up and down.  Please note the application forms are only valid for a 12 month period.

We are not inviting visitors currently into school, so we will visit you outside and ask you to complete the paperwork using a clipboard.


If your child does not have a school place, we recommend you contact Birmingham City Council on telephone number 0121-303-1888 or visit They will try to find a school place for your child/children. 


Admissions to School and Nursery

Children of all Christian denominations of all other faiths or no faith are admitted according to the current admissions policy.  This is available from the school.  The current admissions policy and forms are available to download at the bottom of this page.


Please ensure the completed application forms are brought into school with supporting documents e.g. child’s passport or birth certificate and a utility bill as proof of your address.


All applicants are placed on a waiting list and the parents are informed if and when a place can be offered to them. There are 60 boys and girls admitted into the reception class each year. Children are organised into classes of mixed ability according to age.


Admission to school

Please down load the application form for admission to school and bring completed to the school.


Admissions to Nursery

A separate application form must be completed for the nursery class. There is no guarantee that a child in the nursery class can later transfer to the school.

There are 72 boys and girls admitted into the nursery class each year. 36 in the morning and 36 in the afternoon.

If you hope to send your child to St. John’s, you are welcome to visit the school. Please call the school office on 0121 675 1469 to arrange a visit.  Places are allocated in the Spring Term and parents are offered a place by letter. Prompt acceptance of the place is essential.


The application form is available to download at the bottom of the page and bring into school with supporting documents e.g. Birth Certificate or Passport of your child and a utility bill as proof of your address.


Admissions to Reception

There are two steps when applying for a Reception place for your child;

  1. You need to choose 3 local schools via the Birmingham City Council website,  This can be done between October and December for a place to start in school from September the following year.
  2. If you wish to apply for a place at St Johns,  there is a separate application form  which you MUST complete.


The application form is available to download at the bottom of the page and bring into school with the original supporting documents e.g. Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport and a utility bill e.g Council Tax, Gas, Electric as proof of your address.  If you live with your family, please supply a letter confirming all the names of your family live with them at the address, supply their original council tax bill for the address, together with 2 other forms of proof, e.g; Driving Licence, Bank Statement, Child Tax credit letter.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 



In-year Admission Appeals


If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred schools (primary or secondary) outside the normal round of admissions (ie at any time other than as above), you may appeal within 28 calendar days of the refusal of the place. Your appeal will, where practicable, be heard within 30 school days of being lodged. In-year Appeal applications must be made in writing to the Chair of Governors for the school. Please ask the school for an Appeal Form. The appeal form needs to be completed and returned to us either by scanning and e-mailing it to us on our e-mail address of  Alternatively, you can call school on 0121-675-1469 between 8.30am-3.30pm, to arrange this to be dropped off at the rear entrance of school.


Due to the current Coronavirus situation, appeals may not be done face to, they will be reviewed from the written appeal form.




This timetable follows guidance received from the DfE on 24 April 2020 on the effect of the temporary regulations on hearing appeals, issued in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, which provide more flexibility for admission authorities to set new or revised deadlines for submitting an appeal. These temporary Regulations have now been extended to September 2021.


Appeal applications should be made in writing to the Chair of Governors for any Church of England Birmingham school which is its own Admissions Authority (any Academy or Voluntary Aided school).

Please ask the school/Academy for an Appeal Form. You must give written reasons for your appeal.

For any other type of school, application should be made to the Local Authority within which the school is situated.


Once an appeal has been lodged, appellants will receive at least 14 calendar days written notice of their appeal hearing date (although appellants can waive their right to this). Appeal papers will be sent to all parties at least 5 calendar days prior to the appeal hearing.


If you would like to submit additional evidence prior to the appeal hearing, you should ensure that this is submitted to the Appeal Clerk at least 7 calendar days prior to the appeal hearing. Decision letters will be sent within 7 calendar days following the hearing, where practicable.


Admission Appeals for children due to start Infant, Junior or Primary School in September 2021

If your child is due to start Infant (Reception entry), Junior (Year 3 entry) or Primary School (Reception entry) in September 2021, you may appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools.


National Primary Offer Day – Friday, 16 April 2021.


Deadline for lodging appeals – Monday, 17 May 2021.


Appeals received by Monday, 17 May 2021 will be heard, where practicable, by Monday, 19th July 2021.


Appeals received after Monday, 17 May 2021 (late appeals) will be heard by Monday, 19th July 2021 where practicable or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged (whichever is later), where practicable.

Please note that it may not be possible to hear late appeals before the start of the new school year in September 2021.