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Apply for a school place

Apply for a school place

How to apply for a primary and secondary school place and how to complete an in-year application to move to another school.

Make an application for first, junior, primary and middle school starting September 2024

For 51¥ residents only.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2024.

Make a Late application for a High school starting September 2024 and 14 to 19 school starting September 2024

The closing date for High school and 14 to 19 School places has now passed (31 October 2023).

For 51¥ residents only.

You will now need to make a late application

In-year application

You need to arrange for aneducation history form (Word) to be completed by your child’s current or most recent school.

The education history formcan then be uploaded with your online application. More information on in-year applications can be found in theexisting year groupsbooklet for parents.

When can I apply for a place?

A table showing key dates in the School admission timetable

School phase

First or primary school

Middle schools

High schools

Applications open on

Friday 1 September 2023

Friday 1 September 2023

Friday 1 September 2023

Applications close

Monday 15 January 2024

Monday 15 January 2024

Tuesday 31 October 2023

When you will be told about your school place offer

Tuesday 16April 2024

Tuesday 16April 2024

Friday 1 March 2024

University Technical Colleges, Studio Schools and 14 to 19 Academies

The Government requires all Local Authorities to provide parents of children currently in Year 9, with information about schools that accept applications for places in Year 10 that are 14 to 19 schools.

Examples of these schools may be University Technical Colleges, Studio Schools, or 14 to 19 Academies. These are schools that admit children, with a normal year of entry being Year 10.

This information is not applicable to Year 10 transfers between schools within 51¥.

51¥ does not have any of these particular schools, however we are required to provide you with information should you wish to travel to these schools outside the county. This information can be found in theInformation for Parents Book. This can be found in this page under booklets and guides.

What year group will my child be in?

Year groups effective from 2023to 2024

Child date of birth

School year

01/09/2005 to 31/08/2006

13

01/09/2006 to 31/08/2007

12

01/09/2007 to 31/08/2008

11

01/09/2008 to 31/08/2009

10

01/09/2009 to 31/08/2010

9

01/09/2010 to 31/08/2011

8

01/09/2011 to 31/08/2012

7

01/09/2012 to 31/08/2013

6

01/09/2013 to 31/08/2014

5

01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015

4

01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016

3

01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017

2

01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018

1

01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019

Reception

01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020

Reception Sept 2024 Intake

01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021

Reception Sept 2025 Intake

01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022

Reception Sept 2026 Intake

01/09/2022 to 31/08/2023

Reception Sept 2027 Intake

School tier systems

Area

Tier System

First

Middle

High

Bewdley

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Bromsgrove

3

Reception to year 4

Year 5 to year8

Year 9to year13

Droitwich

3

Reception to year 4

Year 5 to year 7

Year 8to year13

Evesham

3

Reception to year 5

Year 6to year8

Year 9to year13

Hagley

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Kidderminster

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Malvern

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Martley

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Pershore

3

Reception to year 4

Year 5 to year 7

Year 8to year13

Redditch ***

3

Reception to year 4
**Reception to year6

Year 5 to year8

Year 9to year13
*Year 7 to year13

Rubery

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Stourport

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Tenbury

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year11

Upton upon Severn

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

Worcester

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year11
*Year 7 to year13

Wythall

2

Reception to year6

No middle School

Year 7 to year13

* Tudor Grange Academy
** Astwood Bank Primary andWebheath Primary
*** Ridgeway Academy is a Secondary School effective from2020

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