The number of new children we can accept in to Reception each year is 30. The maximum number of pupils in any class in the Reception or KS1 will not exceed 30. If the number of applications received exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will be used to determine the children who can be admitted:
In order of priority:
1. Looked after children (in public care) This included any child who is subject to a Full Care Order, an Interim Care Order, accommodated under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989, is remanded or detained into local Authority accommodation under Criminal law or who has been placed for adoption.
2. Children (Siblings) with an older brother or sister already at the school who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling is admitted to the school. Siblings refer to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address.
3. Children whose parents have made a claim on denominational grounds in that they desire a Church of England school education and for whom this is the nearest Church of England school from home. Applications under this heading will be placed in this order of priority: a. Children who worship regularly* at Christ Church, The Quinton, or show parent/carer does b. Children who worship regularly* at another Church of England church, or whose parent/carer does c. Children who worship regularly* at another Christian church (that is, a church which is affiliated to either the Evangelical Alliance or Churches Together in Britain)’ or whose parent/carer does. *For the purposes of the application, ‘regularly’ is taken to be at least twice a month for a minimum of one year.
All admissions for a place in Reception class in the September of each academic year will be handled by the Admissions and Appeals department of Birmingham City Council. In year admissions will be handled by the school. Priority is as stated above with the exception of in year changes to Year 6, which will be offered for exceptional circumstances only. The school will maintain a waiting list according to priority as stated above. Exceptions to the policy may be made when, to admit a child with specific needs might hinder the progress and/or attainment of children already on roll.
Parents who wish to appeal against the Governors' decision not to offer a place to their child, must do so by writing to the School Governing Body, stating their case. The Governing Body will consider the appeal and notify parents of their decision. Admissions Process Parents wishing to apply for a place at Quinton Church Primary School for a Reception Class child due to start school in the September following their 4th Birthday must: Complete the COMMON APPLICATION FORM, which is available from the Education Department. This should then be returned directly to the Education Department. Parents wishing to apply for a place at Quinton Church Primary School for a child at any other time must first complete an in-year application at their child’s current school and ensure that the Head Teacher has signed it. They should then bring this to Quinton Church and request a place/position on waiting list. An appointment with a member of Senior Management will be arranged once the school has a place or once the child is near to the top of the waiting list.