Birmingham City Council Admission Procedures
For information about admission procedures for Birmingham City Council, please click on the logo below.
From September 2013, applications made outside the normal admission round (in-year admissions) will be
made directly to the school(s) concerned. The local authority will provide an in-year application form for
parents to complete.
If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact the Local Authority or the school.
Welford Primary School Admission Criteria (RECEPTION - YEAR 6)
Children are admitted to schools in accordance with parental preference as far as possible. However, where there are more applications than there are places available (OUR PUBLISHED ADMISSION NUMBER is 60 CHILDREN PER YEAR GROUP), places at schools will be offered based on the oversubscription criteria for that school. As Welford is a Local Authority 'Community School', our over sunscription criteria is as follows:
1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
2. Siblings (brother or sister who will still be in attendance in September 2013).
3. Distance (children who live nearest the school measured in a straight line).
Welford Primary School Admission Criteria (NURSERY ONLY)
Welford Primary School has its own Nursery class. Children who are part of the Nursery ARE NOT GUARANTEED A PLACE IN RECEPTION. They must still apply in line with the procedures outlined above.
Any applications for a place at our Nusery should be made directly to the school and NOT the Local Authority.
As a maintained primary school with a nursery class we offer places to all children on a part-time basis.
Where a nursery has more applications for free entitlement places than there are places available, the following criteria shall apply:
1. Children (siblings) with an older brother or sister already at the school (or at a linked school on the same or nearby site) who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school. Siblings 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.
2. Children who live nearest to the school.
Attendance and punctuality is very important to us at Welford as we recognise the impact that it has on your child’s education.
THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD ACHIEVE:
- Ensure your child attends school EVERY DAY unless your child is ill. If they are ill please ensure that you inform the school ASAP by calling 464 9228 (press option 1) Only keep them home if they are really unable to attend.
- Phone school EVERY morning that your child is absent so that our attendance records are accurate and up-to-date.
- Make sure your child arrives on time by 9.00am! Children who are late to school not only miss vital lesson time but also disrupt learning for other members of the class too. Our doors open from 8.50am so there really is no excuse to be late.
- If your child is late into school (after 9am) it is vitally important that they are signed in at the school office. DO NOT TRY TO ACCESS THE SCHOOL VIA ANY OTHER ENTRANCE!
- Make sure that we have all the correct contact details for you so that we can contact you about illnesses or absence.
- Take your family holidays during school holidays.
IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT YOU MUST PHONE US ASAP
0121 464 9228 (Option 1)