Admissions

Children begin Nursery (Foundation Stage 1) in the September following their third birthday and Reception (Foundation Stage 2) in the September following their fourth birthday.

Our admissions process is part of the Local Authority co-ordinated scheme.  The application process starts in the autumn before admission and you can apply online at http://www.solihull.gov.uk/admissions.

Each year Solihull Local Authority publishes details of the admission arrangements for Solihull schools. Please see the Local Authority website:  http://www.solihull.gov.uk/admissions for information about school admissions or contact the School Admissions Team directly on 0121 704 6693.

St. Margaret’s School issues its own application forms which parents are requested to complete and return to school by the published deadlines; these are available from the school office during the autumn term prior to admission.  



Admission in 2018.

While the governors of St. Margaret’s School welcome applications from parents of all faiths and none, in the light of other good local provision of primary education nearby the Governors wish to ensure that the parents of committed church going families have an opportunity to send their children to a school where the Christian faith is embedded across the school in its ethos and curriculum.

The school’s admission number is 30 children in all year groups.  Where the number of applications is lower than the school’s admission number, all applicants will be admitted.  If there are more applications than places available then all applications will be considered, together and at one time by a committee of the Governing Body.

In cases of over subscription for admission in September 2018, please refer to the School’s Admissions Policy 2018 (click link below) which will be used by the Governors of St. Margaret’s School to determine how places will be offered.

Offers for Reception or Nursery places for September 2018 will be sent out on behalf of the Governing Body, by the Local Authority. 

 

School Prospectus (Click to view)

 

 

All about our distinctive Christian character

 

Should parents wish for their religious faith to be considered by the Governing Body, please contact the school office for the appropriate form which should be completed by your Church clergy or religious leader and submitted to Governors together with your child’s Baptism or Dedication Certificate and a letter of support (written on letter headed paper) from your church or place of religious worship; this should confirm the number of weekly worship services attended by one or both parents during the dates requested.

For any help or questions regarding admission to St. Margaret’s School, please contact the school office and staff will be happy to explain what you need to do.  


 Nursery Applications for admission in September 2018.

If your child’s date of birth is between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 and you would like to apply for a nursery place starting in September 2018, you should apply to Solihull Council by the published closing date (1 December 2017).  You can make an online application after the closing date but this will be considered as late.  If you do make a late application please see the information below regarding late applications.

Should parents wish for their religious faith to be considered by the Governing Body, please contact the school office for the appropriate form which should be completed by your Church clergy or religious leader and submitted to Governors together with your child’s Baptism or Dedication Certificate and a letter of support (written on letter headed paper) from your church or place of religious worship; this should confirm the number of weekly worship services attended by one or both parents during the dates requested. The closing date for receipt of forms in school is 1st December 2017.  


 Reception Applications for admission in September 2018.

If you would like to apply for a reception place starting in September 2018 you should apply to your home council.  For applicants living in Solihull the closing date for receipt of applications is 15 January 2018. (For applicants living in other Local Authorities, parents are advised to check their Local Authority website for the published closing date).

Should parents wish for their religious faith to be considered by the Governing Body, please contact the school office for the appropriate form which should be completed by your Church clergy and submitted to Governors together with your child’s Baptism or Dedication Certificate and a letter of support (written on letter headed paper) from your church or place of religious worship; this should confirm the number of weekly worship services attended by one or both parents during the dates requested. 

The closing date for receipt of school application forms is: 15th January 2018.  

Please note: the closing date is the same as the Local Authority closing date.  

School will also be closed for the Christmas holidays between 20th December and Wednesday 3rd January 2018.


Late Applications.

Late applications for nursery or reception (for admission in September 2018)  received after the published closing dates will be allocated a criteria after the offer date.  The application will be put on the waiting list behind on-time applications of the same priority. 


In year admissions.

If you would like to apply for a place to start at any time other than the normal point of intake you can find a form on the Solihull Council website or phone them for a form 0121 704 6693.

Should parents wish for their religious faith to be considered by the Governing Body, please contact the school office for the appropriate form which should be completed by your Church clergy and submitted to Governors together with your child’s Baptism or Dedication Certificate and a letter of support (written on letter headed paper) from your church or place of religious worship; this should confirm the number of weekly worship services attended by one or both parents during the dates requested. 

Please click here for further information. If you would like to apply for a place please complete the ‘Application for a school place‘ form and email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Solihull Admissions Team: 0121 704 6693

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When your application is complete, Solihull Admissions will contact your preferred schools to find out if there is a place. They will send you a letter telling you the outcome of your application. If you are offered a place you should contact school within 2 weeks to accept the place and arrange a start date. Your child will be expected to start within 6 school weeks. You should phone School Admissions if you do not want to accept the place.

Please note: 

If you wish to apply for a school place at St. Margaret’s School on the grounds of your faith, then please contact the School Office for the appropriate forms: 0121 706 5020.   


Appeals.

If you are not offered a place at this school you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate a place to your child.  Appeals are heard by an independant panel.  You can get an appeal form directly from the school.  

Please note that appeals are not heard for nursery applications.

Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the school should contact the school office on 0121 706 5020 to obtain an appeal form which should be submitted to the Chair of Governors c/o the school address. 

The timetable for hearing admission appeals is as follows: 

Appeals for Reception admissions starting September 2017

Date Reception places to be allocated by the Local Authority

18 April 2017

Closing date for receipt of your written appeal

22 May 2017

Your appeal will be heard by

 

24 July 2017

Appeals received after the closing date will be heard within the schedule where possible but this cannot be guaranteed.  However, if the form is received in late June the appeal may not be heard until after the school summer holidays.  Appeals are not heard during the school holidays.

Appeal for change of school (application at any time other than normal intake)

Deadline for lodging an appeal

20 school days after your outcome (refusal) letter

Your appeal will be heard by

30 school days after your appeal form has been received by the Appeal Clerk

 

You will receive 10 school days’ notice of the time and date of the appeal hearing. This can be waived if all parties agree.

You will be sent a statement 7 days before your appeal hearing, explaining why your child has not been offered a place and why the school is unable to admit another pupil. 

Any additional documentation you wish to submit in support of your appeal must be sent to the Appeal Clerk within 3 days of the appeal hearing. Failure to comply may result in your appeal hearing being adjourned.