Birmingham City council will contact all appellants with information about the exact process including the outcome of the hearing. The aim is to complete hearings and for parents to be notified of the outcome of their appeal by 30th June 2020.
For detailed information about applying to Ark Kings Academy please click
Nursery and Primary Admissions
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts||1 October 2020|
|Closing date for applications||15 January 2021|
|National Offer Day||16 April 2021|
|Deadline for accepting the offer||30 April 2021|
|Deadline for submitting appeals||17 May 2021|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time should be heard by||19 July 2021|
|Term starts||September 2021|
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts||1 September 2020|
|Grammar school test||12 September 2020|
|Results of grammar school test||Prior to 31 October 2020|
|Closing date for applications||31 October 2020|
|National Offer Day||1 March 2021|
|Deadline for accepting the offer||15 March 2021|
|Deadline for submitting appeals||29 March 2021|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time||May and June 2021|
|Induction day at secondary school||7 July 2021|
|Term starts||2 September 2021|
Ark Network Appeals Timetable
Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Yr 12 in September 2020 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).
1st March 2021
16th April 2021
|Deadline for lodging an appeal
19th April 2021
17th May 2021
On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date. Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network. If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7/Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.
If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, please first read this guidance about infant class size appeals, click here for the primary appeal form. Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year. The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with. Appeals will be heard during May, June and July all applicants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.
We have 26 part-time places at our Nursery. The children are divided into small groups with their own key practitioner. Children are admitted into the Nursery Class at age 3+, usually for the academic year prior to starting at school in Reception at age 4+. If nursery places become available throughout the year, children will be admitted after they are 3. A list of all those wishing to be considered for a Nursery place is kept with the admissions officer in the Admissions Office. An application form can be obtained from the school reception staff at the Talbot Way entrance and proof of your child’s date of birth, and place of residence must be shown on registration.
A place in our Nursery does not mean you will be allocated a place in Reception – all parents have to apply for a Reception place following the Local Authority procedure.
Parents can use the following link to apply for spaces in Reception class:
ARK Kings Academy is happy to consider applications for students to join the academy in-year. To do so, please get in touch by phone on 0121 459 4451 or email email@example.com
Click on links below for an application form.
Getting help with Admissions
If you would like any support with your admissions application to Ark Kings Academy, please contact Mrs N Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school's office on 0121 458 4451.
If you wish to access a hard copy of any policy please contact the school's office on 0121 459 4451 (Secondary) or 0121 458 5380 (Primary), alternatively email us at: email@example.com