We welcome all admissions.  We have open sessions for prosepective nursery and reception parents in the October and November prior to applications being made.  If you are applying for a place at any other time for any other year group please contact us to make an appointment to visit us.

Applications for a Nursery Place

If you would like to apply for a nursery place to start in September 2017, you should apply online to Solihull Council by 12 December 2016.  You may make a late online application after the closing date, but this will have implications should we be oversubsribed.

Applications for a Reception Place

If you would like to apply for a reception place to start in September 2017 you should apply online to your home council by 15 January 2017.  If you miss the closing date you should contact your home council, again this will have implications should we be oversubscribed.

Our Admission Policies are available to view  here 

Admission Arrangements

These documents explain how we will work with Solihull Council throughout the applicaiton process.  They also show how places will be offered if there are more applications than places available.  These arrangements are reviewed and published every year.

Please see our Policies section of our website for our Admission Policy this outlines our Admission Arrangements.

Further details on the admissions procedure for Solihull Local Authority schools may be found at

Admission Appeals Information

To make an appeal you must write to the Chair of Governors, care of the Berkswell School using the appeals form below.  Berkswell School is a Voluntary Aided School within the Diocese of Coventry and as such appeals are heard by an independent appeals panel organised by Coventry Diocese.  Appeals will be heard within the following timeframe.

Appeals Form PDF
Appeals Form Word

Proposed In-Year Appeal Hearing Dates – 2017

Friday 20th January 2017
Monday 13th February 2017
Friday 17th March 2017
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Friday 19th May 2017
Friday 23rd June 2017
Monday 17th July 2017
Friday 15th September 2017
Friday 13th October 2017
Monday 20th November 2017
Friday 15th December 2017

Main Round Appeals – Primary (National Offer Day – on or around 16th April 2017)

Deadline for appeals to be lodged – 31st May 2017

Appeals to be heard week commencing 19th June 2017

Late appeals will be heard within the statutory timescales published in the School Admission Appeals Code


If you have any queries regarding appeals you should contact Joanne Evans at Coventry Diocese, her email is