Joining Us in Year 7

The deadline for Year 7 applications for entry to the University of Birmingham School in 2017 is 31 October 2016. Applications should be made via Birmingham City Council.

Year 7 Open Evenings

We warmly invite you to join us for our Year 7 Open Evenings, which will be held at the school on the following dates. You'll get a chance to walk around the school, speak to current pupils and staff, experience some enrichment activities, ask questions and get a taste of what it's like to attend the University of Birmingham School.

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Dates
30 September 2016
5 October 2016

Doors Open: 17:30

Principal’s Talks: 17:45; 18:30; 19:15

Additional Information

  • Please use the School’s main reception on Weoley Park Road for entry to our open evening.
  • Entry to the Principal’s talks will be on a first come, first served basis and your time will be allotted to you on arrival at the School.

Getting to the School

We strongly advise that you walk or use public transport to reach the School as parking is strongly limited.

  • You can plan your journey using School Travelwise. We are well served by both bus (there are two bus stops close to the School on the A38 where the 61, 64, 98, 144 and X64 bus services stop) and train (Selly Oak railway station is one kilometre away).
  • If you are intending to drive, we have five car parks available for use near to the school (download map here) but anticipate that demand for parking may exceed our on-site capacity. There will be School signage at the entrances of the car parks.
  • We ask that you use the five car parks available, until these are full. We kindly ask that you park legally at all times (not on yellow lines) and that you consider our neighbours in the roads around the School, by not parking on grass verges or blocking the driveways of residents).

 

Year 7 Admissions Information

For 2017/16, we have agreed a Published Admissions Number (PAN) of 150 children for admission into Year 7. If we receive more applications than this, places will be offered according to the following over–subscription criteria:

  • Pupils with either an Education, Health and Care Plan or statement of Special Educational Needs naming the University of Birmingham School;
  • Looked-after children and children who were previously looked-after;
  • Siblings of students currently attending the University of Birmingham School and who will continue to do so on the date of admission. This does not include siblings who were external entrants to the Sixth Form;
  • Distance between applicant’s home address and the nodal points set out below. A node is a central point, determined by co-ordinates on a map, and not a post code area, from which measurements will begin. Our nodes are the entrance to the railway stations in Hall Green, the Jewellery Quarter and Small Heath, and the main reception entrance to the School. Distance will be calculated according to a straight line measurement between the applicant’s home and the main entrance of the nearest node (as the crow flies). In the event that a tie break situation occurs for the distance criteria, a random allocation tie break will be used.

School Admission Nodes

At the University of Birmingham School, we want to create a diverse learning community that helps to address the needs of a rapidly growing city by admitting people from across Birmingham.

We have four admission nodes where we take year 7 pupils from. The expected number of students admitted from each node, per year, is:

  • The University of Birmingham School site - 50% (up to 75 pupils)
  • Hall Green Rail Station - 16.7% (up to 25 pupils)
  • Small Heath Station - 16.7% (up to 25 pupils)
  • Jewellery Quarter Station - 16.7% (up to 25 pupils)

Our full 2016 Admissions Policy (PDF - 287KB) is available online or you can access more information through Birmingham City Council.

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Guidance

Using a nodal admissions approach we cannot guarantee how close to your node you will need to be in order to be successful in your application to the School. Each year, the furthest admission distance from each node will vary depending on the number of applicants.

However, for reference and information, details for September 2016 applications and admissions are as follows:

  • Of six choices for secondary school places, we featured on over 1,571 applications
  • We took successful applicants from over 63 primary schools
  • The furthest distance from each node for September 2016 entry was:
    • University of Birmingham School Main Entrance: 985 metres
    • Jewellery Quarter Station Main Entrance: 1305 metres
    • Small Heath Station Main Entrance: 869 metres
    • Hall Green Station Main Entrance: 812 metres

Details for September 2015 applications and admissions are as follows:

  • Of six choices for secondary school places, we featured on over 1,150 applications
  • On over 370 applications, we were nominated as the first choice of secondary school
  • We took successful applicants from over 60 primary schools
  • The furthest distance from each node for September 2015 entry was:
    • University of Birmingham School Main Entrance: 1429 metres
    • Jewellery Quarter Station Main Entrance: 1639 metres
    • Small Heath Station Main Entrance: 1240 metres
    • Hall Green Station Main Entrance: 954 metres

You will be asked to select up to 6 schools on your application form. Our advice is that you include at least one school for which you know you qualify and then put the schools in your order of preference.

The deadline for Year 7 applications for entry to the University of Birmingham School in 2017 is 31 October 2016. Applications should be made via Birmingham City Council.

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