This page contains information and links for:

  • Nursery Admissions
  • Reception Admissions
  • Admissions at any other point
  • Admissions for Secondary Schools

Admissions for a nursery place

Please see our Nursery information and admission page for details.

Admissions for a reception place

Admissions for September 2024

Applications open at the start of October  for primary school applications for entry in September 2024. The closing date is usually mid January. The exact details are published on the Birmingham City Council admissions pages: 

You must apply on time. If you apply late, you are less likely to get offered a place at any of your preferred schools. Applications received after the closing date will be classed as late applications and will not be processed until after the offer of places which usually take place in mid April

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 miss the deadline, you can contact the local authority to submit a late application. From the September when children have started, applications can be made directly to the school and children will be added to our waiting list (see ‘Admissions at any other time for a place at Colebourne’ section).

Each year, there are opportunities to attend an information meeting and visit the school, or join a virtual meeting. These meetings usually take take place in November and Early January. At the meeting, you can hear about the Colebourne Reception and the school as a whole.  The meetings will usually be led by the Headteacher and members of the Reception Team. There are plenty of opportunities to ask any questions and discuss admissions arrangements.

The meetings for September 2024 intake are:

  • Wednesday 29th November 2023, 4.45pm
  • Tuesday 5th December 2023, 9.30am
  • Tuesday 9th January 2024, 9.30am

If you would like to book onto one of these meetings, please complete a short online form or ring the school office: Booking form

The presentation from these meetings can be downloaded here: Reception admissions (Sept 2024) parent meeting

To help you get an idea about what learning looks like for reception children, please see our reception learning page which gives a brief insight into a week in reception – Reception learning.

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!

Our main local secondary schools:

(Sept 2023)