Reception Admissions September 2022
The final closing date for Reception admissions for entry in September 2022 is 15 January 2022.
Applications can be made online through the Birmingham City Council website www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions
We have been advised that late applications are less likely to be offered one of their preferred schools. All the information parents need to support with making their preferences is available on our website www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions
More advice and support is also available from Children’s Services on 0121 303 1888.
Finally, please note that due to the Easter bank holiday, primary national offer day will fall on 19 April 2022.
Currently, all 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 15 hours' free early education per week. This is a universal entitlement, for all children.
From September 2017, all 3 to 4-year-olds of working parents will be eligible for an additional 15 hours' early education per week.
The 30 hours entitlement is intended to support working parents with childcare costs and enable them to return to work or work additional hours.
This and more information on the entitlement is set out in a Department for Education (DfE) policy statement: (see link below).
The additional 15 hours' free childcare is only available for working parents of children aged 3 to 4 years old.
Page 8 of the DfE policy statement says that households will be eligible for the additional free entitlement where:
The additional 15 hours' free childcare is only available for working parents of children aged 3 to 4 years old
When at least one parent in a household has income of £100,000 or more, that family will not be eligible to take up the extra free hours.
A DfE representative confirmed that this refers to each parent earning less than £100,000 per year rather than a combined income of less than £100,000 per year.
Though two-parent families where one parent does not work (or neither works) will not usually be eligible for the extra 15 hours, there are some exceptions. These are likely to be where:
To apply for free childcare parents should use the calculator to work out what childcare support they are eligible for: (see link below).
Working parents will be able to apply for the extended childcare entitlement and tax-free childcare at the same time by submitting an application though the GOV.UK website.
Please follow the link below to apply
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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