St John's C of E Primary School


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. 



Admission Appeals for children due to start Infant, Junior or Primary School in September 2020


If your child is due to start Infant (Reception), Junior (Year 3) or Primary School (Reception) in September 2020, you may appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools.


National Primary Offer Day – Thursday, 16 April 2020


Deadline for lodging appeals – Monday, 18 May 2020


Appeals received by Monday, 18 May 2020 will be heard, where possible, by Friday, 20 July 2020.  Appeals received after Monday, 18 May 2020 (late appeals) will be heard by Friday, 20 July 2020 where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged (whichever is later).  Please note that it may not be possible to hear late appeals before the start of the new school year in September 2020.


In-year Admission Appeals

If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred schools outside the normal round of admissions (ie at any time other than as above), you may appeal within 20 school days of the refusal of the place.  Your appeal will, where possible, 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 office staff at school for an Appeal Form.


Please note that appeals are not ordinarily held during school holidays.