Year 7 admissions
We are an Academy for students (boys and girls of all backgrounds) between the ages of 11 and 18. Parents/guardians will not have to pay fees to send their children to the Academy, nor will potential students have to pass an entrance exam. Free school meals will be provided to students entitled to receive them. Applications for Year 7, starting September 2018, should be made through Birmingham City Council School Admissions (see link below) or by using the Local Authority preference form. Details of open sessions are published in the Birmingham City Council secondary education information booklet given to parents by their primary schools in September.
Where there are more applications than there are places available at the Academy the following criteria will be used to determine which children will be allocated places:
- Looked after children (in public care).
- Children who have a brother or sister already at the Academy and who will be in attendance in September 2018.
- Children who live nearest the Academy.
Within each of these categories, priority will be given to those who live nearest the Academy, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between home and the Academy. For admission into all other year groups please contact the Academy.
Admissions to other years
Parents and carers should contact the Academy and ask for an in-year application form. This should be returned to the Academy. When a place becomes available the following criteria will be applied after the admission of students with special educational needs where KESH Academy is named on the statement.
- Children in public care.
- Admission of students whose siblings currently attend the Academy and who will continue to do so on the date of admission.
- Admission of students on the basis of proximity to the Academy using a straight line measurement from the main entrance of the Academy to the child’s home address.
Admissions policy (PDF, 162 KB)
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Appeal against admission decision
If your application for a place at KESH Academy has been unsuccessful you may appeal against the decision. Please contact the Academy for an appeal request form. Completed appeal request forms must be returned to the Academy by Thursday 29th March 2018. The appeals for students starting secondary school in September 2018 will be heard between 9th and 14th May 2018.