Birmingham City council will contact all appellants with information about the exact process including the outcome of the hearing. The aim is to complete hearings and for parents to be notified of the outcome of their appeal by 30th June 2020.

Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy 2019-20 SEPT 2018.pdf

Admissions Policy 2020-21 SEPT 2019.pdf

Admissions Policy 2021-22 SEPT 2020.pdf

Nursery Offer

We have 104 Part-Time places at our Nursery.

The children are divided into small groups with their own key practitioner.

Children are admitted into the Nursery Class at age 3+, usually for the academic year prior to starting at school in Reception at age 4+.  If nursery places become available throughout the year, children will be admitted after they are 3. A list of all those wishing to be considered for a Nursery place is kept with the admissions officer in the Admissions Office. An application form can be obtained from the school reception staff at the Talbot Way entrance and proof of your child’s date of birth, and place of residence must be shown on registration.

A place in our Nursery does not mean you will be allocated a place in Reception – all parents have to apply for a Reception place following the Local Authority procedure.

Admissions Timetable and Process

Stage of process Date
Application period starts - Primary 1 October 2019
Closing date for applications 15 January 2020
National Offer Day - Primary 16 April 2020
Deadline for accepting the offer - Primary 30 April 2020
Deadline for submitting appeals - Primary 18 May 2020
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Primary 20 July 2020
Term starts September 2020

To apply for a place at Ark Victoria Academy please fill in the following document and return it to the School reception: Application Form.pdf


Ark Victoria Reception places - September 2020

The closing date for applications to start Primary schools in September 2020 is 15th January 2020.

Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their 4th birthday.

Example: If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, they'll be able to start school in September 2020. 

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 a nursery class does not give a child automatic priority for a place

• Do not wait until your child is five years old, or your preferred school may already be full

The closing date for applications for Reception Class 2020 is 15th January 2020.

How to Apply

Apply on-line via the Birmingham City Council website. Please note it is really important that you apply on time. If you apply late you may be less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools.
If you need help applying for a place at Ark Victoria Academy please contact the school on 0121 393 4459 or call in to main reception at either building.

Waiting list distance checker

For waiting list distance calculations Ark Victoria Academy uses the distance checker below. Distance as the crow flies is used and meters