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Harborne Primary School


Applying for your child to start school in Reception

Admissions Arrangements

Children are admitted to school in the September following their fourth birthday. Following the Local Authority Admissions Policy, places are offered in the following order of priority:

1. To a child with an Educational Health Care plan that names this school (this is rare)

2. To a "Looked after" or "Previously looked after" child

2. To children with brothers or sisters already in the school.

3. To those living nearest to the school-Station Road, B17 9LU.

Prospective parents for Reception children are welcome to come to our open mornings, held each November, to find out more about our school and see our children at work. Once a place has been allocated, you will be given dates in the summer term for your child to visit school and meet their new teacher, and you will receive specific information about starting school arrangements. We have good links with many local nurseries and invite them or parents to bring the children to visit our Reception stay and play sessions and/or we may visit the children in their pre-school settings. We are happy to tailor a personal induction programme for children with special needs who may need more visits to prepare them for school.

If you are looking for a place for a child to join the school in any year group once the school year has started, please click the link below.  This link will also provide you with information about applying for secondary school places.