The admissions process is part of the Birmingham local authority co-ordinated scheme.
The Admission Policy of the Governors of Saint John Wall Catholic School - A Catholic School For All is as follows:
The ethos of this School is Catholic. The school was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.
To download and view our full Admissions policy please click on the link below:
In Year Admissions
Online Application Form
School Admission Appeal Timetable 2024 Intake
School Admission Appeal Timetable - click here to download
Application timelines for 2024 – 2025 intake
Submit your completed preferences form: We recommend that you submit your online application by 31 October 2023. If your child is Catholic, a Supplementary Information Form (SIP) also needs to be completed and this needs to be sent to us with a copy of the baptismal certificate (please see website in the policies area where you can download and print the form).
If you need to make any changes to your preferences form due to exceptional circumstances, such as you’re moving home, you will need to contact the admissions department in your local area.
The Local Education Authority (LEA) will write to you with details of your child’s offer: If you have applied online, you will be notified by email. If you applied by post, they will send you a letter. They will send emails and post out offer letters first class on 1 March 2024. Please allow extra time for letters to be delivered.
Let us know if you accept/decline our offer: You must inform the school by 15 March 2024 whether you are accepting or declining the offer of a place.
Make an appeal: If you choose to appeal, you will need to complete and return your appeal forms by 12 April 2024. An Appeal Panel will review all appeals and make a decision within 5 school days following your appeal being heard (this will be no later than May/June 2024). The Appeals Clerk will write to you to tell you the result of your appeal. Please contact the school to collect an appeal letter.
Year 6 Induction Day: Wednesday 3 July 2024.
Secondary school starts: The school year begins in September.