Welcome to Ark Kings Academy and our admissions information page.
Ark Kings Academy is an All Through Academy with places in Nursery through to Year 11. When your child enters Year 6, they are automatically awarded a place in our Year 7.
Our Academy is based on two sites:
- Primary Phase: Nursery to Year 6 on Tees Grove.
- Secondary Phase: Year 7 to Year 11 on Shannon Road.
We work as an all through school with the same Vision and Values for all pupils:
"At Ark Kings Academy, every individual will develop the character to thrive in life, education and employment. "
Wisdom. Resilience. Kindness.
Our values represent our school's highest priorities and deeply held beliefs. They transcend religious and cultural differences and express our common humanity. Our values will enable members of our community to do the right thing and do their best work, even when no one is looking.
We welcome tours of our school. If you would like any further information or to book a tour, please contact Mrs Banks - Primary 0121 458 5380 and Mrs Wardley - Secondary 0121 449 4451.
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. Please contact Birmingham City Council for more information.
Parents can use the following link to apply for spaces in Reception class:
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts||October 2023|
|Closing date for applications||January 2024|
|National Offer Day||April 2024|
|Deadline for submitting appeals||May 2024|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time||July 2024|
|Term starts||September 2024|
Parents can use the following link to apply for spaces in Year 7: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk
|Stage of process||Date|
|Application period starts||1 September 2023|
|Closing date for applications||31 October 2023|
|National Offer Day||1 March 2024|
|Deadline for submitting appeals||12 April 2024|
|Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time||May and June 2024|
|Induction day at secondary school||3 July 2024|
|Term starts||September 2024|
Applications made to any year group outside the main admissions round (In-Year admissions) should be made directly to Ark Kings Academy.
If you wish to apply for a place, please complete the appropiate application form from the list below:
Parents/carers will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days. If a place is refused the child will be added to the waiting list, the position on the waiting list will be determined according to the oversubscription criteria in the School’s Admissions Policy.
If refused a place, the parent/carer has the right to appeal the decision.
If you wish to appeal, please click here for the appeal form
Appeal panel hearings will take place within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal hearing date by the independent appeal panel clerk.
Getting help with Admissions
If you would like any support with your admissions application to Ark Kings Academy, please contact Mrs Wardley at email@example.com or call the school's office on 0121 458 4451.
Ark Network Appeals Timetable
Appeals for children refused admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception, Year 7 or Year 12 in September 2024 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (October 2022).
1 March 2024
|Deadline for lodging an appeal
12 April 2024
Appeal panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline date for submitting an appeal. The independent appeal panel clerk will notify parents/carers of the date of their appeal; appeal hearings will take place during May/June/July 2023.
If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, Year 7 or Year 12, please click here for the Appeal Form
Guidance about Infant class size appeals.
The law states infant classes of 5, 6 and 7 year olds may not normally contain more than 30 pupils with a single teacher. As such, there are limited grounds in which an appeal for an infant class will be successful. There are only three grounds on which infant class size appeals can be upheld.
- If the panel finds that the admission of additional children would not breach the infant class size limit.
- The panel finds that the admission arrangements for the school did not comply with admissions law or were not correctly and impartially applied and the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied or had been correctly and impartially applied. Here, the panel must be satisfied not only did the arrangements not comply with admissions law or were not correctly and impartially applied but also the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied or had been correctly and impartially applied.
- The panel decides that the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would make in the circumstances of the case. Please note that the law defines ‟unreasonable‟ very narrowly in these cases and it means a decision which was “perverse in the light of the admission arrangements”, i.e. it was “beyond the range of responses open to a reasonable decision maker” or a decision which is “so outrageous in its defiance of logic or of accepted moral standards that no sensible person who had applied his mind could have arrived at it.”. The panel must use the legal definition of „unreasonable‟, and not their own personal definitions.
If the panel decides that the answer to any of the above categories is yes then your appeal may be allowed. Otherwise your appeal will be refused. Please note that the panel may also take into account the practical consequences for the school and the children in relevant infant classes if any or all the appeals were to be successful.
Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.
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 2023.