The law requires that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities.
We have adopted the Lincoln County Council admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the county.
The staff, governing body and pupils of Birchwood Junior School would welcome you applying for a place at our school. To do this you must follow the correct process for your child’s age as detailed below.
All applications for this school must be made through Lincoln County Council Admissions Arrangements, not this school.
Tour Of The School
Prospective Year 3 parents or in year school moves, wishing to visit the school can call the school office on 01522 800971 to make an appointment.
Aerial School View
If a family arrives in Birchwood or surrounding areas during the school year 2023/2024 and their child needs a school place they must complete an In Year form naming their preferred schools.
Information about In Year Admissions: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-school-place
School places are usually offered within 10 days.
The place offered may not be at the school the family prefers as that school may not have a suitable place available.
Before submitting an application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2023 edition of the local authorities https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/2597/going-to-primary-school-in-lincolnshire guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.
In Year school application form for 1st September 2023 to 16th August 2024 (Year 3 to Year 6):
Secondary School Transition for Year 6 pupils
The national closing date for on time secondary applications is the 31st October 2023.
The National offer date for on time secondary applicants is 1st March 2024.
Please contact Miss Page or Mrs Purkis if you have any questions about moving to secondary school.
Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2024
Year 7 Admission for September 2024
For all children born from 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2024.
All year 7 applications for September 2024 must be made through the family’s home local authority.
For children living in Birchwood or surrounding areas, families must apply via Lincolshire County Council website. https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-school-place
Before submitting a year 7 application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2023 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Secondary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in. If possible look at their virtual tours.
Remember, families must apply for a place, even if their child:
- Has a brother or sister attending the school
To maximise your opportunities of getting a place at one of your preferred secondary schools name three schools with at least one being you local school.