St John's School is a Church of England primary school with a distinctively Christian ethos. This underpins the values of the school and reflects its nature: to serve others with love. The school's purpose is to serve the community of Sparkhill by providing each child with the education they need to flourish and each family the support they need to thrive. St John's is a church school where every child is welcomed, valued and loved. It's a place where children can grow in, and reflect on their own faith- no matter what that may be- and learn to respect the beliefs, opinions and lifestyles of others.
The simplest way to apply for a place at St John's CE Primary School is to call the office on 0121-675-1469 and make an appointment. The friendly office staff will then explain the process to you.
The three most common reasons for applying are for:
1. Your child starting Nursery in September of the academic year in which they turn 4.
2. Your child starting Reception in September of the academic year in which they turn 5.
3. In-year (starting any year group at any time during the school year because you are changing school)
The details of how to apply can be found in our Admissions form below.
If you are applying for a Reception place starting in September, you will need to fill in the Local Authority Form which is on-line.
If you are applying for a Nursery or in-year place (any year group), you will need to fill out the Admission form which is in Appendix 1 of the Admissions Policy.
For all applications, you might also need to fill out a Supplementary Information Form (Appendix 2 in the policy). This is only if if you are applying for a place and have siblings at the school, or are in regular attendance at a church.
If you come into school to collect an Application Form or Supplementary Information Form, please bring with you, 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.
If your child does not have a school place, we recommend you contact Birmingham City Council on telephone number 0121-303-1888 or visit https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/downloads/download/438/application_for_a_change_of_school_in-year. They will try to find a school place for your child/children.
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 28 calendar days of the refusal of the place. Your appeal will, where practicable, be heard within 30 school days of being lodged. The deadlines for notice of your appeal date and receipt of documents will be as stated above. 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.
Note that appeals are not heard during school holidays.
Admission Appeals for children due to start Infant, Junior or Primary School in September 2022.
If your child is due to start at an Infant (Reception entry), Junior (Year 3 entry) or Primary (Reception entry) School in September 2022, you may appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools.
National Primary Offer Day – Tuesday, 19 April 2022 (Note: Monday, 18 April is a Bank Holiday in 2022)
Deadline for lodging appeals – Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Appeals received by Wednesday, 18 May 2022 will be heard, where practicable, by Monday, 18 July 2022. Appeals received after Wednesday, 18 May 2022 (late appeals) will be heard by Monday, 18 July 2022 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 2022.