Birmingham City council will contact all appellants with information about the exact process including the outcome of the hearing.
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.
Primary Admissions Timetable and Process
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts - Primary||1 October 2020|
|Closing date for applications||15 January 2021|
|National Offer Day - Primary||16 April 2021|
|Deadline for accepting the offer - Primary||30 April 2021|
|Deadline for submitting appeals - Primary||17 May 2021|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Primary||19 July 2021|
|Round closes (applications need to be made using In-Year application directly to the school).||31 July 2021|
|Term starts||September 2021|
Secondary Admissions Timetable and Process
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts - Primary||1 September 2020|
|Grammar School test||12 September 2020|
|Results of Grammar School test||Prior to 31 October 2020|
|Closing date for applications||31 October 2020|
|National Offer Day - Secondary||1 March 2021|
|Deadline for accepting the offer - Secondary||15 March 2021|
|Deadline for submitting appeals - Secondary||29 March 2021|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Secondary||May & June 2021|
|Induction day at Secondary School||7 July 2021|
|Term starts||2 September 2021|
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 2021
The closing date for applications to start Primary schools in September 2021 is 15th January 2021.
Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their 4th birthday.
Example: If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, they'll be able to start school in September 2021.
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 2021 is 15th January 2021.
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