Ark Tindal Primary Academy is a non-selective, non-denominational, mixed school serving 3-11 year olds.  Our Published Admission Number is 60 pupils per year group and we have a free Nursery class for 3-4 year olds which runs from 8:40am-3:15pm each day, in which we currently have 29 places, with hopes to expand further.

How to apply

Applications for Reception admission must be made on Birmingham City Council's Common Application Form. If the academy is oversubscribed, priority is given to students with a statement of special educational needs where the academy is named on the statement. The remaining places are then offered in the following order of priority:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • Children of staff at the school where there is a demonstrable skills shortage
  • Children with a sibling who already attends the academy, and will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose siblings means a whole, half or step-brother or sister resident at the same address).
  • Children of staff at the school, where there is no demonstrable skills shortage.
  • Children who live closest to the academy using straight line distance from the main entrance to the academy to the main entrance to the child's home.

Applications for our Nursery may be made directly through the school. Applications for in-year transfers for other year groups should also be made directly through the school and may be made at any time of the year - please use the in-year application form below, or visit the Academy Office. We keep a waiting list which is used to fill vacancies occurring if students leave during the year or withdraw from a place that has been offered.  At the end of each academic year, parents or carers of any children remaining on the waiting list will receive a letter to ask whether they wish their child to remain on the waiting list for the new academic year.  If no response is received by the given day, the application will be removed from the waiting list. 

If you need assistance with the application process, please contact the school office. Similarly, support is available for parents and carers of pupils transitioning to secondary school each year, during the autumn term.

Our Admissions Officer is Mr Harrison and he can be reached via phone on 0121 464 3049 or via email to

Application Form - please complete and return to the Academy Office.
Pupil Application Form

Admissions Policies

Ark Tindal Admissions Policy 2022-23

Ark Tindal Admissions Policy 2021-22

Ark Tindal Admissions Policy 2020-21


Ark Tindal Nursery admissions policy 2021 2022.pdf


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year.  The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with.   Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.

Normal Network Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Yr 12 in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).







Offer Date


1st March 2021

16th April 2021

Deadline for lodging an appeal


19th April 2021

17th May 2021

Appeals panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by the independent appeal panel clerk.


If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7/Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.


If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, please first read this guidance about infant class size appeals , click here for the primary appeal form.


Please contact the Academy if you need a paper form.