Penns Primary School

The best you can be in all that you do.

Berwood Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1BS



Penns Primary School follows the Local Education Authority guidelines on admission arrangements, i.e.:

    • Children with a statement of special educational needs will have their needs considered by the Special Educational Needs Assessment Service (SENAR) in consultation with parents and the governing body.

    • Children looked after by the local authority

    • Children with brothers or sisters already in school who will still be on roll at the time

      the sibling enters school.

    • Children who live nearest to the school by straight - line measurement accorded the higher priority. 


Admission for Pupils September 2018 - all dates TBC

  Information for parents/carers of children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 starting school in September 2018.

To apply online – visit

If you live in Birmingham and your child attends a community or private nursery in the city, you should receive information from your local authority (Birmingham City Council, Directorate of Children, Young People and Families) via post about how to start your child at school in the reception year for September 2016.

Information can also be obtained from primary schools and libraries in Birmingham.

If you live outside Birmingham you are welcome to apply for a place in one of the City’s schools. You must apply to the local authority in which you live (i.e. the Council to which you pay your Council Tax) for their Preference Form. You can include Birmingham schools on that form and return it to them.

If your child has a statement of special educational needs or will have a completed statement by autumn half term, please refer to SEN Statements page.



 December 2017

You should apply online when applications open or return your completed preference form to School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service (See contact detail in the Essential Information section).

January 2018

This is the final date for acceptance of applications or change of preference through moving address etc.

If you have not received an acknowledgement of your preference form before this date you should call the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 303 1888 (option 4).

April 2018

An email will be sent to those applicants who have applied online for their child’s reception year place ahead of postal notifications.

You will be sent a letter on this date to let you know the reception year place we are offering your child. Letters will be sent by first class post and should arrive at your home address.

May 2018

You must complete and return the reply slip at the bottom of your offer letter by  a specified date in May 2018, indicating whether or not you are accepting the place offered.

Failure to reply by this date means you are at risk of losing the offer made.

 May 2018

You must complete any appeal forms for community and voluntary controlled schools and return them by this date to School Admissions and Pupil Placement Service. (See contact detail in the essential information section)

Please visit the School Appeals Enquiry page for more information on how to appeal.

If you wish to appeal for schools or academies in other local authorities you should contact the relevant authority to establish their appeal arrangements. Contact details on this page provides some useful information for nearby local authorities.

September 2018

School starts. The school your child has been offered will inform you about arrangements for starting reception class.

For all the information you will need follow the link below


The arrangements for children transferring from another school to Penns are:

    • Parents contact the school directly when details will be taken.

    • An application form will be forwarded to parents or can be downloaded here. Please print and complete the form.

    • On receipt of the application form the child’s details are added to the waiting list.

    • Once notified of an available place we would like parent/carers to:

    • Make appointment to view the school.

    • Once a decision is made to transfer, a start date is fixed. Details and records from the

      previous school will be forwarded to Penns.