Applying for a Place in Reception

Children in Sandwell can start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.  Sandwell Council's School Admissions Service publishes information on their website, informing parent/carers on how to start their child at school. However, the responsibility for applying online for a child to start reception class, remains solely with parent/carers.

When to apply

Parents can apply for a place in the Autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible.  Attendance at our nursery class does not give a child automatic priority for a place

Changing schools in the middle of the year

Mid-year applications are when you apply to change from one primary school to another primary school or from one secondary school to another secondary school during the school year. for further information please click on the following link below.

Applying to transfer your child mid-year | Sandwell Council

Please visit Sandwell School Admissions for further information on making an application.

Admission policies and documents

Emmaus CMAC
St Philip's Catholic Primary School Ofsted
A School Life Website
School Life iOS Mobile Application
School Life Android Mobile Application