St. Matthew's C of E Primary School

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Welcome to our Admissions page

There are several types of admissions depending on your child's circumstance.

Duddeston Manor Road,
Birmingham, B7 4JR.
Tel: 0121 359 1602.

Type: Voluntary Controlled Age Range: 4 - 11
Published Admission Number: 30
DfE No: 330 3016

  • Our admissions process for September admissions is part of the Local Authority co-ordinated scheme. Applicants must apply to their home Local Authority by the closing date. Birmingham City Council is the Admission Authority. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2025.

    The St Matthew's admission number for year 2025 is 30. Where the number of applications is lower than the school admission number, all applicants will be admitted.

  • Children with an Education Health and Care Plan

    Any child with an Education Health and Care Plan/statement of special educational needs is required to be admitted to the school that is named in the statement. This gives such children overall priority for admission to the named school. This is not an oversubscription criterion.

    Oversubscription criteria

    If the number of applications for a particular year group exceeds the number of places available, each application will be given a priority and places will be allocated in the following order:

    Priority 1:
    Children looked after by a Local Authority (in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to the school and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a Child Arrangements Order or Special Guardianship Order immediately following having been looked after. This includes those children who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

    Priority 2:
    Siblings brother or sister who will still be in attendance in September 2022.

    Priority 3:
    (a) Anybody whose parent/guardian regularly attends any Church of England Church. We define regular as meaning once a month for a twelve month period, twelve months prior to the date of the application and this will be confirmed by a letter from the local minister.
    (b) Anybody whose parent/guardian regularly attends any other Christian denomination (defined as a Church who are members of Churches together in England or the Evangelical Alliance). We define regular as meaning once a month for a twelve-month period, twelve months prior to the date of the application. Applicants will be required to have a letter from their church/faith centre as evidence of regular attendance. Notes In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

    Priority 4:
    Children who live nearest the school. Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between the applicant's home address and the centre point of the school.