How to apply for a place
Department for Education Number: 330 6905
Published Admission Number: 150
Number on roll (all ages): 832
How to apply for Year 7 in September 2021
An application must be made online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions or by using a Local Authority Preference Form.
Previous admission pattern at the time of offer of places for Year 7
In the last 5+ years, Heartlands Academy has received more applications than there were places available.
|Year||Admissions number||Preferences received||Furthest distance|
Where there are more applications than there are places available, places will be allocated based on the following order of priority:
- Looked after or previously looked after children.
- Children (siblings) with a brother or sister already at the academy and who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school.
- Children who attend Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy.
- Children who live nearest the academy.
Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school. For these purposes, distances are calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between the applicant’s home address and the front gates of the academy on Great Francis Street.
We have adopted the Local Authority’s definitions for: ‘children with a statement of special educational needs’, ‘looked after or previously looked after children’, ‘distance’, ‘sibling’, ‘shared responsibility’ and ‘separating “final qualifier” applications (blocks of flats etc)’.
Fair access protocol
The academy complies with Birmingham local authority’s Fair Access Protocol (FAP). The purpose of Fair Access Protocols is to ensure that – outside the normal admissions round – unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are found and offered a place quickly so that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to the minimum. This is why every local authority is required to have in place a Fair Access Protocol, developed in partnership with local schools.
Waiting lists and appeals
Parents whose children have not been offered their preferred school will be informed of their right of appeal.
Appeals are administered by the Local Authority for this academy. Parents who wish to appeal against the decision to refuse their child admission should contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on: 0121 303 1888 to request an appeal form. Appeals will be heard by an independent panel.
Children will also be added to the academy’s waiting list in accordance to the over-subscription criteria. The waiting list will be kept until January.
The Department for Education appeals code
For the Department for Education’s admissions appeals code click here.
Information about recent changes to the appeals process can be found here.
Timetable for the secondary school admissions process
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts||1 September 2020|
|Heartlands Academy open day||19 September 2020|
|Closing date for applications||31 October 2020|
|National Offer Day||1 March 2021|
|Deadline for accepting the offer||16 March 2021|
|Deadline for submitting appeals||30 March 2021|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time||May and June 2021|
|Induction day at secondary school||3 July 2021|
|Term starts||September 2021|
- From September 2020: 150
- From September 2018: 180
- Until September 2018: 150
- Year 7 – 150
- Year 8 – 180
- Year 9 – 180
- Year 10 – 150
- Year 11 – 150