St Mark's Catholic Primary School
St Mark's Catholic Primary School


All schools have admission criteria to decide which children get places. Our school admission criteria has been created by the Archdiocese of Birmingham Education Service.

Admissions Policies

Applying for a place for your child to start in Reception

The application process for admission to Reception class in September 2023 will be open from 1 October 2022.

Parents/carers should submit an online application form from 1 October 2022 and by 15 January 2023 (the final closing date). We would strongly recommend that you ensure you read our school Admissions Criteria 2023/24 Information prior to submitting your application.

Open morning and afternoons are held in October and November each year. If you have missed the open day, please contact Mrs Hussain in the school office to arrange a visit with Mrs Linley (Principal).

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.

An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available below, or alternatively, collect a hard copy of the form from the school office.

As a Catholic School, parents will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the standard application form:

You can also access the in-year admission form via the Birmingham City Council website

Completed application forms must be returned to us at our school address, either by post or by hand. If a Supplementary Information Form is not submitted this may affect the priority given to the application and could affect the likelihood of your child being offered a place.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the respective Admissions Policy (above), will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be read in the document above or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, your child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within ten school days of its receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office on 0121 357 9892.


Any parents/carers wishing to make an appeal, should access information about the appeal process from the Birmingham City Council Appeals Process website

Any parents/ carers wishing to make an appeal after reading the relevant legislation of the appeal process, must complete the online appeal form

Other Useful Contacts

Birmingham City Council Admissions Contact Details:
Telephone: 0121 303 1888