Our Admissions application process is currently undertaken by Birmingham City Council's Admissions Department. The school has adopted the Local Authority Admission criteria. For details, see our procedures below:
To apply for Reception Class in September 2020. An application must be made at www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmission or by using the local authority preference form.
Cut off distance
There is no guarantee that the same admission pattern and “cut off” distance will apply for 2020.
How to make an in year application Applications made outside the normal round (in-year admission) must be made directly to the school. The school will provide an in year application form for parent to complete.
Admission criteria 1. Looked after or previously looked after children. 2. Children with brother or sister already at the academy who will still be in attendance in September 2020. 3. Children who live nearest the academy.
Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the academy calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between home and academy front gate.
If your child does not gain a place at school, please contact Birmingham City Council Admissions and Appeals. See the Admission Appeals page (external link) on their website
Visiting the Academy
During a normal working day all visitors, including parents, should report to Reception, where visitors will be requested to sign in upon arrival, and sign out when leaving. Visitors must wear a visitor badge. Visitors will be directed to the appropriate offices, or asked to wait in the reception area until the member of staff has been notified of their arrival. Visitors wishing to meet individual members of staff are requested to make appointments beforehand.
All Nursery and/or Reception pupils who are allocated a place at Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy attend introductory sessions as part of Transition Week. These sessions give pupils an opportunity to visit their new classrooms, spend time with their class, make new friends and, most importantly, meet some of the staff with whom they will be spending the next 7-8 years, including their class teacher.
Starting school is an important milestone for a child. The transition often marks a time of great excitement for children and their families. We also recognise that transition occurs between year groups and key stages.
We want all of our children to feel happy, safe and secure. The quicker they settle into their new environment, the more confident they become in developing independence and the more they enjoy their learning. The transition to secondary school is also important to us and we strive to prepare our children and equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to continue their learning journey. Our aim is to ensure that all of our pupils have as seamless a transition as possible to ensure that they continue to enjoy and achieve in their new school environment. We maintain close links with our local secondary schools/academies and all pupils will receive planned transition activities throughout Upper Key Stage 2.