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.

 

Ark Kings Admission Policy 2020-21

Admissions Appeals Booklet 2020-21.pdf

Ark Kings Admission Policy 2021-22 FINAL.pdf

Ark Kings Admission Policy 2022-23 FINAL.pdf

 

For detailed information about applying to Ark Kings Academy please click here.

 

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

 

Secondary Admissions

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).

Phase

 

Secondary

Primary

Offer Date

 

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/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.

 

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.

 

Reception Admission

Parents can use the following link to apply for spaces in Reception class:

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20119/school_admissions/1786/apply_for_reception_primary_school

 

In-Year Admissions

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 info@arkkingsacademy.org.

 

Click on links below for an application form.

AKA_In-Year Application Form_v201911.pdf
 

Getting help with Admissions

If you would like any support with your admissions application to Ark Kings Academy, please contact Mrs N Garrett at n.garrett@arkkingsacademy.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: info@arkkingsacademy.org