How to Apply.


Check that your child meets the Admissions Criteria for St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School.


Documents which must accompany the application:


Birth Certificate

Baptismal Certificate


The completed application and requested documents should be posted or delivered to the school.


St Bernadette’s School

Hob Moor Road,



B25 8QL




Appeals for normal round of admissions

Please note that current government legislation requires all appeals up to 30th September 2021 to be heard by video conferencing


Date of allocation of places

16th April 2021


Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)

17th May 2021


Appeals will be  heard by

13th May / June 2021


Notice of appeal hearing

At least 14 school days notice of the appeal hearing


Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal

At least 14 school days notice of the appeal hearing


Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties

No later than 14 calendar days before the appeal hearing


Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence

Seven calendar days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal


Late applications for appeals will be heard by

At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged


Decision letters sent to appellant

Normally within seven school days


In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available on our website. A hard copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the school office at 0121 783 7232 or by email enquiry@stberns.bham.sch.uk


Completed application forms must be and returned to Mrs Smallwood at St Bernadette’s Catholic School, Hob Moor Road , Yardley, Birmingham. B258QL


Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from the school website or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.


If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.


You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt.


You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.


If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Smallwood on 0121 783 7232.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.