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Timberley Academy

Admission Arrangements 2021-2022




The School has a published admission number (PAN) of:


Year One

Year Two





Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six






The published admission number represents the number of places the Admission Authority must offer in each ‘relevant age group’ (defined as “an age group in which pupils are or will normally be admitted” to the school).  It is part of the School’s admission arrangements and the Trust Board is required to consult on and determine these arrangements in line with the requirements within the School Admissions Code.

Timberley Academy is required to participate in the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme.


Admission criteria

Children with a statement of special educational needs

Any child with a statement of special educational needs is required to be admitted if Timberley Academy is named in the Statement or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), this gives such children overall priority.  This is not an over-subscription criteria.


  1. Looked after or previously looked after children.


      2.  Children with a brother or sister (sibling) already at the    

           Academy who will still be in attendance.  Siblings are

          considered to be those children who live at the same address

          and either:

         i.Have one or both natural parents in common;

         ii. Are related by a parent’s marriage;

         iii. Are adopted or fostered by a common parent.

           Unrelated children living at the same address, whose         

           parents are living as partners, are also considered to

           be siblings.  Children not adopted or fostered or

           related by a parent’s marriage or with one natural

           parent in common, who are brought together as a

          family by a same sex civil partnership and who are

          living at the same address, are also considered to be




     3.  Children who are attending the nursery at Timberley    




     4. Children who live nearest the Academy.  Distances are     

          calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement

          between the applicant’s home address and the front school

          gates.  The Local Authority uses a computerised system, which

         measure all distances in metres.  Ordnance Survey supply the  

         co-ordinates that are used to plot an applicant’s home address

        and the address of the academy.


Final qualifier

In a very small number of cases, it may not be possible to decide between the applications of those pupils who are the final qualifiers for a place, when applying the published admission criteria.


For example, this may occur when children in the same year group live at the same address, or if the distance between the home and academy is exactly the same, for example, blocks of flats.  If there is no other way of separating the application according to the admission criteria and to admit both or all of the children would cause the Published Admission Number for the child’s year group to be exceeded, the Local Authority will use a computerised system to randomly select the child to be offered the final place.


In the event of this occurring with twins or other multiple birth applicants, academies will be asked to admit over their Published Admission Number to accommodate the pupils.


Waiting Lists

Waiting lists will not be fixed following the offer of places.  They are subject to change.  This means that a child’s waiting list position during the year could go up or down.  Any applicants will be added to the academy’s list in accordance with the order of priority for offering places.  Waiting lists will be maintained until the end of each academic year.


In-year applications

Applications made outside the normal admission round (in-year admissions) should be made directly to the academy.  Parents/carers can apply for a place for this child at any time and to any academy.  On receipt of an in-year application, the academy will notify the local authority of both the application and its outcome, to allow the Local Authority to keep up to date with figures on the availability of academy places in Birmingham.



Appeals are to be made to Birmingham City Council Admissions.


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