Applying for a Place in Reception

Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.  Birmingham City Council’s School Admissions and Fair Access Service publishes information on their website, informing parent/carers on how to start their child at school. However, the responsibility for applying online for a child to start reception class, remains solely with parent/carers.


When to apply

Parents can apply for a place in the Autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible. 

Changing schools in the middle of the year

Mid-year applications are when you apply to transfer your child from one primary school to another primary school or from one secondary school to another secondary school during the school year.

To apply for a place at Our Lady of Fatima please visit  School age - when can your child start school? | Apply for Reception / Primary school | Birmingham City Council


The Governors of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School adhere strictly to our admission criteria.

We are in the process of outsourcing our Admission Appeals to Birmingham City Council Appeals Service, please contact the school office to check process should you wish to appeal

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