How to apply for a place


NBA are proud of the diverse and inclusive learning environment we promote. We are dedicated to making sure students of all abilities are welcomed, supported and challenged to achieve their full potential.

North Birmingham Academy is sponsored by the E-ACT group and is committed to an Admissions Policy which is consistent with all other maintained schools in Birmingham. Details of this criteria can be found in the Birmingham City Council Admissions booklet.

Key admissions information

  • All parents wishing to apply should complete a local authority secondary school application form. To view the application form or for more information on how to complete your form please visit.
  • Pupil Admissions Numbers – We have 180 places in Year 7-11 and 250 places in Year 12-13.
  • School Admissions Criteria

For Admissions in the normal round from Year 6 to Year 7

Year 7 places, commencing September 2018, will be allocated and notified to parents in a formal offer sent by letter on 1 March 2018 where a single secondary place will be awarded.

North Birmingham Academy, at present, follows the Birmingham City Council appeals procedure and any appeal for a Year 7 place under the normal progression from primary to secondary school should be made through the LEA. All appeals will be heard within the statutory guidelines as specified within the Admissions Code.

For late applications for Year 7 places, please contact Admissions and Appeals at Birmingham City Council who will advise you as regards availability.

For ‘in year’ Admissions Appeals

If you wish to appeal for a place in an oversubscribed year group the appeals process is currently administered by Birmingham City Council Admissions and Appeals who will be able to advise applicants upon the process and the timescale involved.


For transitional, Year 6 to Year 7, applications or to arrange a personal tour please contact Mrs A McNair, Office Manager email:  Tel:  0121 373 1647

If you have any further questions about the secondary transfer process, or want some help please contact the Birmingham City Council’s Admissions Team on T: 0121 675 0555, E: or W:

The Department for Education appeals code

For the DfE’s admissions appeals code click here.

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