Admissions

Admissions Policy

Admission arrangements

Applications for Academy admission will be managed by Solihull Council in accordance with the Local Authority’s coordinated scheme for admission.

The Academy’s admission number is 180. Where the number of applications is lower than the Academy’s admission number, all applicants will be admitted.  If there are more applications than places available then all applications will be considered, together and at one time by a committee of the Governing Body. Places will be offered in priority order according to the oversubscription criteria.

Oversubscription criteria

Priority 1 (a)  Looked after children and previously looked after children who are now adopted.

Priority 1 (b)  Children whose exceptional circumstances can only be met at this Academy.

Priority 2        Children who normally live in the Academy’s catchment area.

Priority 3        Children who have an older brother or sister at the Academy at the same time.

Priority 4        Children living closest to the Academy, measured in a straight line from the child’s home.

To find further information on how to apply for a place for your child, in any year group, see our Admissions Policy at the link below:

Grace Academy has committed to follow the Solihull LEA Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements for all year groups. Further information can be found on the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council website.

Admission Appeals

If you are not offered a place at this school you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate a place to your child.  Appeals are heard by an independent panel.  You can get an appeal form from the School Admissions team on 0121 704 6693.  Your appeal will be heard within the following timetable:

Closing date for receipt of your written appeal: Your appeal will be heard by:
Pupils starting Year 7 in secondary school in September 2017 29 March 2017 15 June 2017
Pupils starting Reception in an infant or primary school in September 2017 22 May 2017 24 July 2017
Change of school (application at any time other than normal intake) 20 school days after your outcome letter 30 school days after your appeal form has been received.
Appeals received after the closing date will be heard within the schedule, if possible. However, if the form is received in late June the appeal may not be heard until after the school summer holidays. Appeals are not heard during the school holidays.

Prospectus

To download our Academy or Post 16 Prospectus in PDF format, please click one of the documents below:

You can also request a free copy of our academy prospectus by emailing us your full name, postal address and your areas of interest at prospectus@graceacademy.org.uk. You can also call us on 0121 329 4600 for further information.