Admissions Policy

Ark Victoria Admissions Policy 2022-23.pdf

Ark Victoria Admissions Policy 2023-24.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.

We will be offering 15 and 30 hour places in the Nursery from September. 30 hour places are for children who are eligible, to check if your child is elegible please use the following link:

To apply for a place at Ark Victoria Academy please fill in the following document and return it to the School reception: Application Form SEPT 2022 .pdf

Ark Victoria Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception, Year 7 or Yr 12 in September 2023 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (2012).  

Appeal panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline date for submitting an appeal. 

The independent appeal panel clerk will notify parents/carers of the date of their appeal; appeal hearings will take place during May/June/July 2023.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, Year 7 or Year 12, please click here for the appeal form 
Before submitting a Primary appeal, please make sure you read this guidance about infant class size appeals.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.


Primary Admissions Timetable and Process

Stage of process Date
Application period starts - Primary 01 October 2022
Closing date for applications 15 January 2023
National Offer Day - Primary 17 April 2023
Deadline for submitting appeals - Primary 16 May 2023
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Primary 18 July 2023
Round closes (applications need to be made using In-Year application directly to the school). 31 July 2023
Term starts 04 September 2023


Secondary Admissions Timetable and Process

Stage of process Date
Application period starts - Primary 01 September 2022
Grammar School test 17 September 2022
Results of Grammar School test 21 October 2022
Closing date for applications 31 October 2022
National Offer Day - Secondary 01 March 2023
Deadline for submitting appeals - Secondary 29 March 2023
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Secondary May & June 2023
Induction day at Secondary School 05 July 2023
Term starts 04 September 2023


Ark Victoria Reception places - September 2023

The closing date for applications to start Primary schools in September 2023 is 15th January 2023.

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

Example: If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, they'll be able to start school in September 2023. 

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 2023 is 15th January 2023.

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 land transport is used and meters