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 2019.

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 2019, please refer to the School’s Admissions Policy 2019 (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 2019 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 2019.

If your child’s date of birth is between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 and you would like to apply for a nursery place starting in September 2019, you should apply to Solihull Council by the published closing date (1 December 2018).  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 2018.

  


Reception Applications for admission in September 2019.

If you would like to apply for a reception place starting in September 2019 you should apply to your home council.  For applicants living in Solihull, the closing date for receipt of applications is 15th January 2019. (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 2019.  

School will be closed for the Christmas holidays between 22nd December and Monday 7th January 2019.


Late Applications.  

Late applications for nursery or reception (for admission in September 2019) 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 theApplication 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:

 

 

 

National Offer Day - Tuesday, 16 April 2019.

Deadline for lodging appeals - Monday, 03 June 2019.

Appeals received by Monday, 03 June 2019 will be heard by Friday, 06 September 2019.

Appeals received after Monday, 03 June 2019 (late appeals) will be heard by Friday, 06 September 2019 where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged, whichever is later. While we will endeavour to hear on-time appeals before the end of the Summer Term 2019, it may not be possible to hear late appeals before the start of the new school year in September 2019.

 

Please note that no appeals will be heard between 22 July 2019 and Monday, 02 September 2019.

 

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.

Please click here to access the Church of England Birmingham Admission Appeals Process