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Are you considering joining Nelson Primary School?  On the page, we have compiled information that is available from the Birmingham City Council page regarding admissions that we hope will be of help to you.

Reception Places

Q: School age - when can your child start school?

Children in Birmingham can start school (reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.

Example: If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they will be able to start school in September 2024.

Q: Who is responsible for applying to a school?

The responsibility for applying online for a child to start reception classes remains solely with parents or carers.

Q: When can you apply?

Parents can apply for a place in the Autumn of the year before their child turns 4. You must apply for a place as soon as possible:

  • attendance at a nursery class does not give a child automatic priority for a place
  • do not wait until your child is five years old, or your preferred school may already be full#

Applications open on 1 October 2023 for primary school applications for entry in September 2024. The closing date is 15 January 2024 at 11:59pm.

It is really important that you apply on time. If you apply late, you are less likely to get offered a place at any of your preferred schools. Applications received after the 15 January 2024 will be classed as late applications and will not be processed until after the offer of places on 16 April 2024.

To make an online application, please follow this link


Infant and Junior Spaces

To apply for a school space at Nelson Primary School , please complete the admission pack that can be found at the bottom of this page and return it to school with original supporting documentation such as proof of your child's birth, and proof of address.  These must be original documents, or we can not process your request further.  If you would like a paper copy of the  application pack, you can visit the school directly to obtain one.