Admissions for a nursery place

Please see our Nursery information and admission page for details.

Admissions for a reception place

Admissions for September 2022

The deadline (15th January 2022) for admissions for Reception for September 2022 start has now passed.

If you would like your child to get a place in our reception, 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.

If you have missed the deadline, you can contact the local authority to submit a late application. From the September, when children have started, applications directly to the school can be made and children will be placed on our waiting list – see further down this page for details.

Each year, there will be opportunities to attend an information meeting and visit the school, or join a virtual Zoom meeting. You can hear about the Colebourne Reception and the school as a whole.  The meeting will usually 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 usually take place in:

  • November: Prospective parents information meeting
  • January: Prospective parents information meeting
  • May-June: Welcome meeting for those who have been offered a place for September

The specific dates for each year will be posted here nearer the time.

September 2022 Admissions:

Welcome meeting for those offered places: dates will be posted here in May, once we receive the final list of children offered a place from the local authority.

September 2023 Admissions:

Information meetings: dates tbc

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 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 2022)