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Moor Hall Primary School

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Reception Admissions - September 2024


We are pleased to confirm that all 60 Reception places for September 2024 have now been offered.  A Welcome letter and Admissions Booklet have been sent out to parents to be completed and returned by 2nd May 2024.  The Admissions Booklet and supporting documents can be emailed to or dropped into our school office.


It was lovely to see so may parents attending our Open Evening on 17th June.  The presentation slides used on the evening are available to view below.



Open Days for Prospective Parents - 2025/2026 Intake


The Birmingham City Council application process for Reception 2025 school places opens on 1st October 2024. 


We know that many parents wish to visit the schools they plan to add to their preference list, therefore we are pleased to advise you of the following dates we have scheduled for open morning/evenings as follows.


  • Thursday 19th September 2024 - 9.30am until 10.30am
  • Thursday 17th October 2024 - 9.30am until 10.30am
  • Monday 18th November 2024 - 6.00pm until 7.00pm
  • Thursday 9th January 2025 - 9.30am until 10.30am


All sessions will start with a talk from one of our Senior Leadership Team followed by a tour of the school, therefore it is important to arrive by the start time to fully experience the tour.


Please confirm your attendance by completing the following online registration form 


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.' 

Reception 2025/2026 Application Process 


Please check Birmingham City Council website for admissions application process and dates


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

  1. Looked after children
  2. Children with an older brother or sister who will be in attendance at the school in September 2022
  3. 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 interested in applying for a school place at Moor Hall School for their child for a future September can submit their interest by registering for one of our open days/evenings (please see dates and registration date above)
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:


Birmingham In Year Admissions Website


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:


Please note that Moor Hall School is currently fully subscribed with extensive waiting lists for each year.


Applications are only kept for one academic school year.  All current in-year applications will be destroyed on 31st August.  If you wish to remain on the next academic school years waiting list you will need to re-apply from 1st September.




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.



Secondary School Applications - September 2024

From September 2024, parents and carers of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 will be able to start making applications for their child to transfer to a secondary school in September 2025.  Please see Birmingham City Council's letter detailing the application process.


Last year 99% of parents applied online via their personal computer or mobile devices. By doing this, they were able to receive an immediate acknowledgement confirming receipt of their application, as well as notification on National Offer Day of their child’s school place.


School Admissions continue to make improvements to the online form, and they will only make paper forms available if parents and carers cannot access the internet through any of the normal channels.


Information for parents/carers

  • There is a different process in place for children with an EHCP as their school allocation is dealt with by SENAR,  The process for submitting EHCP preferences for September can be found here.
    If you have questions or concerns please call us on 0121 675 3966 and we will help point you in the right direction to make your application.


  • Parent/carers who live outside of Birmingham should contact the local authority who they pay their Council Tax to for further information on how to apply. If they are unsure which local authority to apply to, they can check here: Find Your Local Council


The secondary prospectus with clear links for schools and parents along with the online form, will be made available from 1 September 2024 via the following link


Over the summer BCC will be continuing to update their webpages to ensure parents/carers can find helpful advice and answers to their questions 24 hours a day, instead of having to wait to speak to a member of Children’s Services during office hours.


This will include details of “cut off” distances for the last three years (where applicable) as part of the suite of information to encourage parents to make realistic preferences.


Parents/carers will be able to follow links to specific schools’ details including dates of any planned open sessions at the start of term.