Paganel Primary School follows the Birmingham City Council guidelines for admissions criteria.

Where the school is oversubscribed places will be allocated on the following criteria:

  1. Looked after or previously looked after children.
  2. Siblings (brother or sister who is still in attendance).
  3. Distance (children who live nearest the school measured in a straight line).

To read Birmingham’s Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2023/2024 please click here

Every local authority in England has a duty to provide children and young people, (0-25 years) with support if they have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities – this is known as the Local Offer.  Every local authority has to publish what support is available on a website: this is called the Local Offer Website

Apply for a Reception Place

Please click here for a virtual tour of our Early Years provision and click here to see a video of our fabulous outdoor area for Early Years.  To see our induction video click here

Ofsted said about Early Years – March 2020

“Children get off to a good start in the early years. Staff care about children and support them to develop trusting relationships. They respond to children’s social and emotional needs well , which helps children to be happy and settled . Staff develop children’s communication and language skills, for example through stories, rhymes and songs. Staff hold workshops for parents every Friday afternoon with the children. Parents really appreciate this. Children make good use of books in their learning,  f or example, to support the model making of a car, a guitar and a zoo. There are many activities for children to practise their number skills. “

Children in Birmingham can go to school (Reception) in September after their 4th birthday. Parents should apply for a place in the Autumn term before their child turns four-years-old. Applications must be made via Birmingham Council – this can be done online via their website, or you can request a paper form from the school office.

Please note that attendance at our nursery class does not give your child an automatic place in our Reception class. You must submit an application via Birmingham Council.

In-Year Applications

Paganel Primary School has been judged as a Good school by Ofsted during March 2020.  You can find our Ofsted report here.

To apply for a place at the school during the Academic Year please complete an In-Year Admissions form which can be found here. If you are transferring from another Birmingham Primary School the form must be signed by your current school.  When you have completed the forms these can be emailed to or posted/brought into school: Paganel Primary School, Swinford Road, Birmingham B29 5TG.

To quicken up the admission process please also complete each of the forms below and return them to school.  We will also need to see an original birth certificate and proof of address.

If a space is not immediately available then the application will be added to our waiting list using the above criteria. Places will then be allocated as they become available to those on the waiting list.

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Applying for Secondary School

Applications for Secondary School must be submitted in the Autumn term when the child is in Year 6. Families will receive a letter with vital information about applying for secondary schools towards the end of the summer term when their child(ren) is in Year 5.

Applications must be submitted via Birmingham Council.

To apply for a Reception or Secondary School place, or for further information on Birmingham Council’s School Admissions, please click on the link below.