School Admissions

Dudley Admissions Service is the main point of contact for all matters concerning school admissions, including starting school for the first time in Reception, in-year transfers, starting secondary school, appeals and waiting lists. All the information you will need about admissions can be found here:

Admissions can also be contacted via Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.

Starting School in Reception

Children start primary school in Reception the September after their 4th birthday. Your application for school can be completed online from 1st October 2020 until 15th January 2021. Decisions will be sent out on 16th April 2021.

In-Year Admissions (Changing Schools)

In-year admissions relate to school places other than the main point of entry, usually if your child is changing schools. If you wish to apply for an in-year school place and you live within the Dudley Local Authority, you must contact Dudley Admissions Service and complete the necessary paperwork. Your child's current school will also have to complete a section of the paperwork. You may have to go on a waiting list if there is not a place available in the year group you require.