Admissions and how to apply
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 Nursery class for 3-4 year olds which runs from 8:40am-12:00pm each day, in which we have 26 places.
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. 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 Mrs Ammal Mockbil and she can be reached via phone on 0121 464 3049 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ark Network Appeals Timetable
Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).
The timetable for the 2020 round of admissions appeals will be published shortly.
‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.
Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.
Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.
Advice for parents and guardians on school admissions appeals is available by clicking on this link: DfE guidance document.