Open Days for Prospective Parents - 2024/2025 Intake
We are please to announce our open mornings/evenings for prospective parents to visit our school. The sessions will start promptly with a talk from a member of our Senior Leadership Team, followed by a tour of our school.
Monday 25th September 7pm - 8pm
Wednesday 27th September 9.30am - 10.30am
Thursday 28th September 9.30am - 10.30am
If you would like to attend an open day session, please click to Register your Attendance
Our School Prospectus can be found by clicking here.
Open Day Feedback
'Please pass on our thanks to all of the team who played a part in showing us (parents) around. We were extremely impressed with the all of the staff and students and it looked and felt like a great learning environment.'
For all of the important information you need to prepare for your child starting their journey at Moor Hall, please click the relevant link below:
Reception 2024 Application Process
Please check Birmingham City Council website for admissions application process and dates
Reception 2023 Application Process and Offer of Places
Offers for Reception 2023 school places were offered on 17th April, 2023. Emails were sent out on 17th April 2023 to those that applied online and postal application offers were also sent out on the the same day (please allow up to 3 days for delivery).
We will be in touch with all families that have been offered a place at Moor Hall School by the end of April. We will include a Welcome Letter which will include vital dates for your diary along with an Admissions Booklet, Information Booklet and Consent Form.
If you have any queries in the meantime please call us on 0121 675 3966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parents / Carers
The application process for Reception entry in September 2023 opened on 1st October 2023 for anyone who has a child/children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 that reside in Birmingham and do not have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) letter from Birmingham City Council outlining the Reception application process. Parent/carers have until 15 January 2023 to submit their applications. Parent/carers who wish to defer entry for their summer born child that is due to start in Reception in September 2023 must also adhere to this same deadline and check the School Admissions website for information about the process.Please see
Please note, families that live outside of Birmingham must apply to their home Local Authority (wherever they pay their Council Tax).We would appreciate any families who currently have a child attending Moor Hall School (Reception - Year 5) and are looking for a Reception place for a younger sibling please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com with the subject line SIBLING RECEPTION 2023. Please let us have the name of the pupil currently attending Moor Hall along with the name and DOB of the sibling looking for a Reception place. Regards The Moor Hall Team
Welcome to our 2023 Reception Class
We are delighted to welcome your child and family to Moor Hall Primary School and we are very much looking forward to meeting you all.
All of the information we send my email will be added below to make it easier for everyone to access.
Reception 2023 - Open Evening for New Parents - 19th June
We hope you enjoyed our Open Evening last night and found the night informative. If you have any questions you forgot to ask, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 675 3966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The presentation slides are now available to view for parents who were unable to attend.
Also, if you haven't already done so, you can register your child for "Play & Stay" sessions on 27th & 29th June and 4th July. Please contact the school office on 0121 675 3966 to register your child's place.
Reception 2023 Information / Documents
Reception Offers Day 2023/2024 FAQs
When will I know which school my child will go to?
Parents will be contacted by the Local Authority on 17/04/2023 with details of the school place allocated to your child for September 2023.
I haven't been offered a place at Moor Hall - how can I request to be added to your waiting list?
At present, the waiting list is administered by the Local Authority. By making contact with them directly you will be able to ascertain where on our waiting list you will be. From September, we will be able to provide you with this information.
My child has been allocated a place at Moor Hall but I didn't attend your open day. Can I arrange a visit?
We are delighted to welcome you to the Moor Hall Family and to help guide you through this exciting time. We will be writing out to you in due course with our Admissions Pack, which will help us to gather all the information that we need to make the transition to school as smooth as possible. We will also be hosting a new parent information session, the date of which is to be finalised where you will have an opportunity to visit us in person and see our beautiful school.
When will your transition days take place?
Details of transition have not yet been finalised. As soon as they are, we will let you know.
I need to arrange wrap around care for my child who will start with you in September - how do I do this?
Information on our wrap around provision, Moorhens, will be provided at our new parent information session. Information on costs and activities can be found on the Moorhens section of the school website. We operating a booking window system and bookings are via on online platform. Bookings for September are not currently open and so no parents are able to request sessions. We work hard to accommodate the care needs of our new families and appreciate that many of your will be transition from a Nursery to Reception and may need additional care over and above school hours. If you would like to speak to a member of the Moorhens team, please email email@example.com.
Moor Hall Primary School is a Maintained Foundation school and follows the Birmingham LA Admissions Policy. The full policy can be found here Birmingham LEA Admissions Policy
This is a summary of the Birmingham LEA Admissions Policy:
“Children must start school at the beginning of the term in which their fifth birthday falls. However, in Birmingham, children are admitted in the September at the start of the academic year in which they will reach five years of age, or later if their parents so wish. This means that if a child is five years of age on or after the 1st September, then he or she can be admitted to school.”
The agreed limit for admissions to our school for each year is 60 children, which is the government recommendation.
There is no catchment area for our school. Priority will be given to children in line with the following criteria:
Moor Hall Criteria
- Looked after children
- Children with an older brother or sister who will be in attendance at the school in September 2022
- Children who live nearest the school
Any child with SEN is required to be admitted to the school that is named in the statement.
Parents wishing to register their interest in Moor Hall School for a future September can telephone or call into the school office, where relevant details can be taken. We hold regular open days and will notify parents on our “Open Day” waiting list of these dates.
At the beginning of October, all parents whose children are due to start school the following September will be sent preference and covering letter from by the Local Education Authority. Information booklets are available from primary schools and libraries. Parents are required to apply for a place in Reception online by using the single LEA Preference Form and returning this to the LEA by the date given in December. Proof of address is required at the time of submission of the LEA preference form. Parents are allowed to express up to three preferences and rank them in order of preference.
The LEA compares preferences for each school against parents’ rankings. Although ranked, preferences are given equal consideration against schools’ admission criteria. If the child meets the admission criteria for two or more schools, the school the parent ranked highest is allocated.
Letters allocating places are sent to parents by the LEA in April and parents are given three weeks to inform the school whether or not they accept the offer. Immediately following the allocation of places, waiting lists are administered by the LEA.
Parents wishing to register their children for a place in an existing class at Moor Hall School should contact the school directly for advice on whether or not a place is available. A copy of Moor Hall School Admissions Policy is available on the school website, located under Policies on the Parents page.
For further information please see our Admissions Policy which can be found on the Policies page of our website or by clicking here.
Please also see our document "Determined Admission Arrangements" below for more information.
In Year Admissions
If you would like to make an application for your child to attend Moor Hall Primary School, you will need to download and complete the In Year Application form, which can be downloaded from the link below:
The completed form should be returned to the school office by email together with your child's original birth certificate or passport and proof of your address by way of a gas/electricity within the last 3 months or your latest council tax bill.
Email for return: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we are currently receiving an unprecedented amount of in-year admission applications. We are working as hard as we can to process the applications and update our waiting lists. Please bear with us, we will contact you by email as soon as we are able to.
The School Appeals Process
There is advice available for parent/carers regarding the appeals process from the Department for Education. You can view this here Guidance for appeals.
A new School Admission Appeals Code was implemented on 1 October 2022. You can view this here School Admission Appeals Code 2022.