Starting school is an important step in the life of a child; wetherefore try to make it a pleasurable and happy one. The admission procedures for the Nursery Class and the Reception Class operate in line with Birmingham Education Authority’s policy.


Parents should apply to the Local Authority. Admissions Packs are sent to home addresses for all children.


We have an admission limit of 60 children. Children come into school in the September of the academic year in which they become five, although it is possible to defer entry until their fifth birthday.


In July, children being admitted to the Reception class who have not been to our nursery are invited with their families to spend a half day in school, getting to know the teachers and becoming familiar with the equipment and surroundings.


In the Autumn Term, children are admitted on a gradual, flexible basis:
a) Mornings only
b) Full-time, but going home at lunch-time.
c)  Full-time, and staying in school at lunch-time.


Parents should apply directly to the school. The Nursery Class offers 26 Full Time equivalent places. Children start, in groups, in the September of the academic year in which they become four years old. There are opportunities for parents/ guardians to visit the Nursery and meet staff before their child starts. N.B. It is expected that all children are fully toilet trained, and out of nappies before a child can be admitted to the Nursery Class.


NB a place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the school

Criteria For Admissions

Parents should contact the school office. A waiting list applies if the year group is over 60. Places are allocated in accordance with the Birmingham Education Authority’s criteria for admissions, and are offered to:

  1. Application on exceptional grounds including children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names The Oaklands Primary School in their Statement and children in the care of the Local Authority.
  2. Children who have brothers or sisters already in the school at the time of admittance.
  3. Children who live nearest to the school by a straight-line measured distance from the school gates.


Parents have the right of appeal against non-admittance. Full details can be obtained from Admissions and Appeals. Full copies of our Admissions Policy can be viewed in the Key Policies section of this website and are available from the school office.

Visits To The School

Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school at any time during the school day by appointment. An Open Morning for prospective Nursery and Reception parents is held in the Autumn Term.