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Transfer from Infant to Junior School

Transfer from Infant to Junior School

Information for parents/carers of children born between 01/09/2007 and 31/08/2008 transferring from an Infant to Junior School in September 2015.

Who needs to apply?

Linked Infant and Junior Schools

Community schools – Oversubscription criteria

Hall Green Junior – Oversubscription criteria

When will I know what school my child has been offered?


Who needs to apply?
If your child attends an infant school then it is necessary for your child to transfer to a different school for his or her junior education.

To request admission to a linked junior school or primary school, all parents / carers must apply online or complete a ‘Transfer from Year 2 to Year 3' Local Authority Preference Form

Paper application forms can be obtained from infant schools and the School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service.

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The following infant and junior schools in Birmingham are linked:

Infant Schools Linked Junior Schools
Bellfield Infant School Bellfield Junior School
Birches Green Infant School Birches Green Junior School
Blakenhale Infant School Blakenhale Junior School
Boldmere Infant & Nursery School Boldmere Junior School
Bournville Infant School Bournville Junior School
Broadmeadow Infant & Nursery School Broadmeadow Junior School
Colmers Farm Infant School Colmers Farm Junior School
Colmore Infant School & Nursery Colmore Junior School
Cottesbrooke Infant School
Cottesbrooke Junior School
Hall Green Infant School Hall Green Junior School
Lyndon Green Infant School Lyndon Green Junior School
Marlborough Infant & Nursery School Marlborough Junior School
St Benedict's Infant School Oldknow Junior School
Perry Beeches Infant School Perry Beeches Junior School
Princethorpe Infant School Princethorpe Junior School
Holly Hill Methodist / Church of England Infant & Nursery School Reaside Junior School
Rednal Hill Infant School Rednal Hill Junior School
St Laurence's Church Infant School St Laurence's Church Junior School
Sladefield Infant School Thornton Primary School
Holland House Infant & Nursery School Town Junior School
Walmley Infant School Walmley Junior School
Wilkes Green Infant School Wilkes Green Junior School
World's End Infant & Nursery School World's End Junior School

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Please note, if your child already attends a primary school then it is not necessary for him or her to transfer to a different school. Your child will automatically transfer to Year 3 at the same school.

Community schools – Oversubscription criteria for Year 2 to Year 3 Transfer
Where there are more applications than there are places available, places will be offered based on the following order of priority:

1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
2. Linked Schools: Children who will be attending the linked Infant School at the time of application and will still be in attendance at the end of Year 2.
3. Children (siblings) with a brother or sister already at the Infant/Junior School and who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school.
4. Children who live nearest the school.

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Hall Green Junior – Oversubscription criteria for Year 2 to Year 3 Transfer
Where there are more applications than there are places available, places will be offered based on the following order of priority:

1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
2. Children attending Hall Green Infant School Children who will be attending the School at the time of the application and will still be in attendance at the end of Year 2.
3. Children living within the catchment area of the school who will have a brother or sister in attendance at the school at the time of admission.
4. Children living within the catchment area of the school who live nearest the school.
5. Children living outside the catchment area of the school who will have a brother or sister in attendance at the school at the time of admission.
6. Children living outside the catchment area who live nearest the school.

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When will I know what school my child has been offered?
Parents / carers should apply online or complete a ‘Transfer from Year 2 to Year 3’ Local Authority Preference Form by no later than 15 January 2015.

The School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service will send out offer letters to all parents/ carers who reside in Birmingham by first class post on 16 April 2015 to arrive 17 April 2015. Parents / carers who apply online will receive an email informing them of the school place offered on 16 April 2015 by 3:30pm, one day ahead of postal notifications.

Parents/carers who have been offered a school in another local authority, will be required to inform the School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service by 30 April 2015 whether or not they are accepting the offer.

Parents who have been offered a Birmingham school will be required to inform the school whether or not they accept the offer by 30 April 2015.

Failure to respond by this date means that you are at risk of losing the offer.

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