The process for applying to a place in Reception at The Meadows School for September 2018 opens on Monday 2nd October 2017 and closes on Monday 15th January 2018.  Our Published Admission Number is 90 children

Our Admissions criteria is the standard Birmingham authority criteria. If we receive more applications than we have places available, the places will be offered in the following criteria order:

  1. Looked After Children (in public care) or previously Looked After Children
  2. Siblings (brother or sister who will still be in attendance in September 2018)
  3. Distance (children who live nearest the school)

Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school. This is calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between the child’s home address and the school. This is usually measured to the centre point of the school. There is no guarantee that the same admission pattern and ‘cut off’ distances will apply for 2018.

Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

This includes any child or young person who is subject to a Full Care Order, an interim Care Order, accommodated under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989, is remanded or detained into Local Authority accommodation under Criminal Law or who has been placed for adoption.

Birmingham Local Authority’s School Admissions Service will obtain names of all children who are looked after or were previously looked after, within the appropriate age range.

Siblings are children with a brother or sister already at the school who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school. Siblings (brothers or sisters) are considered to be those children who live at the same address and either:

  • have one or both natural parents in common
  • are related by a parent’s marriage
  • are adopted or fostered by a common parent

Unrelated children living at the same address, whose parents are living as partners, are also considered to be siblings.

Applications are completed online at

Parents resident in Birmingham local authority are required to submit their Reception  preferences via the online application form (see link above). Birmingham resident parents must also use this form to apply for schools in other local authorities.

Please read the information from Birmingham City Council by clicking this link: EYFS applications.

Parents can also sign up for email updates by clicking here.

All information from the Local Authority on school admissions can be found by clicking here.

How to make an in-year application

Applications made outside the normal admission round (in-year admissions)
must be made directly to the school(s) concerned. The local authority will provide
an in-year application form for parents to complete.

School Prospectus

Our School Prospectus has recently been updated, please click the link below for the 2018 prospectus.

Prospectus 2018