Admissions for a nursery place

Please see our Nursery information and admission page for details.

Admissions for a reception place

Admissions for September 2022

If you would like your child to get a place in our reception for September 2022 – you need to make an application directly to the local authority where you live – for most people this will be Birmingham.

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 5 years old, or your preferred school may already be full

You can list up to 3 preferred schools when you apply.

Visit for more details

There will be opportunities to join a virtual Zoom meeting to hear about the Colebourne Reception. The meeting will be led by Mr. Guest and members of the Reception Team. You will be able to hear all about Colebourne, what reception is like and of course there will be plenty of opportunities to ask any questions.

These will take place on:

  • Friday 19th November 2022, 9,15am
  • Tuesday 30th November 2022, 4pm
  • Friday 7th January 2022, 9.15am

Please follow the zoom link below a few minutes before the start time for this meeting:

Zoom Meeting ID: 858 2040 8169 Zoom Passcode: Cole

If you have not used ZOOM before – please download the app onto a smartphone or tablet or download the client software from the zoom website onto a computer.

The September 2021 presentation can be download here: CLICK HERE Please note – this presentation is for children who have started in September 2021 and therefore the information may not be the same for September 2022 admissions. We encourage parents to attend one of the September 2022 parents sessions. A copy of the 2o22 presentation will appear on this page following the first Parent meeting for 2022 admissions.

Admissions at any other time for a place at Colebourne

If you would like a place for your child at Colebourne please call into the office to collect an application form.

Information for Year 6 Parents about admissions to secondary schools

It is vital that you understand the admissions arrangements for applying for secondary school. The deadline to apply is usually at the end of October of the year your child is in year 6 – but you need to be exploring what school you may wish to choose while your child is in year 5 as many of the open days happen in June/ July and then in the September. We would recommend visiting all the schools in the local area to get a first hand view of these schools. If you are considering applying for  a Grammar School you need to be aware of the specific admission procedure so visit there websites or the Birmingham Local Authority School Admissions Page.

Some schools such as Ninestiles require a direct application to the school which is often before the final deadline at the end of October. Make sure you find out what each school requires by reading information on their school websites; this should be done while the children are in Year 5.

If you need any help or advice – please get in touch and we can help out!

(April 2020)