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For information on school admissions, please click here to access Dudley Council. Admissions can also be contacted via Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345

Applications made during the year (ie In-Year Admissions).

Applications received for places in year groups other than at the normal age of entry to primary school will be treated as in-year admissions and are co-ordinated by the LA Admissions Service. For school admissions/transfers within the school year, please click here.

All applications are processed by your home LA and the decision is made by the Admissions Service regarding places. Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire (LAs) have agreed to co-ordinate applications for their schools.  You are encouraged to apply online. The Admissions Service informs parents by letter / email of the school to which their child has been allocated a place.

If you are interested in having a look around our school to see if we would be right for you and your children, please contact the school to arrange a visit. Our school prospectus is full of useful information and a hard copy can be collected from the school office.

We very much look forward to welcoming you into our school family.

School admissions: How to appeal

If your child is refused a place, you can appeal against it.

Primary reception intake

If your child has been refused a place in your preferred school(s) this will be because the school(s) received more applications than available places and other children had a higher priority in accordance with the admissions criteria.  Your refusal was made on the grounds of Infant Class Size Legislation, with the exception of those few schools listed in your letter.

You have the right to appeal against this decision; we advise you read and understand the grounds of Infant Class Size appeals before submitting your appeal.  Please refer to the statistics below, given the limited nature of the possible grounds on which an appeal may be allowed under Infant Class Size.

Appeals will be heard in accordance with the following timetable:

  • Deadline for lodging appeals - 19 May 2023
  • Appeals lodged by the above date will be heard between - June/July 2023
  • Appeals received after the deadline may not be heard until - Mid-September 2023 onwards
  • If you have been refused a school due to infant class size (this information will be in your letter), please ensure you read the "Appeal Guide" below.

Dudley School Admissions Appeal Application: