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 and 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:

 

Our Vision

At Ark Kings Academy, every individual will develop the character to thrive in life, education and employment.

 

Our Values

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

Ark Kings Admission Policy 2022-23.pdf

 

Nursery Admissions

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.

 

Primary Admissions

Parents can use the following link to apply for spaces in Reception class:
www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20119/school_admissions/1786/apply_for_reception_primary_school

 

Stage of process Date
Application period starts October 2022
Closing date for applications January 2023
National Offer Day April 2023
Deadline for submitting appeals May 2023
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time July 2023
Term starts September 2023

 

 

Secondary Admissions

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 2022
Closing date for applications 31 October 2022
National Offer Day 1 March 2023
Deadline for submitting appeals 29 March 2023
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time May and June 2023
Induction day at secondary school 5 July 2023
Term starts September 2023

 

In-Year Admissions

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:

PDF iconIn-Year Application Form (Nursery & Primary Phase).pdf     PDF iconIn-Year Application Form (Secondary Phase).pdf

 

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
For primary appeals, please first read this guidance about infant class size appeals

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 l.wardley@arkkingsacademy.org 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 Yr 12 in September 2023 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (2012).

 
Secondary
Primary
Offer Date 
March 2023
April 2023
Deadline for lodging an appeal 
April 2023
May 2023

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

Before submitting a Primary appeal, please make sure you read this guidance about infant class size appeals.

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. 

Admissions Appeals Booklet 2020-21.pdf