Admissions

Primary schools in the city serve children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. In most areas one school will provide for all primary age pupils; in one area there is a separate school for Infants (aged 4-7) and Juniors (aged 8-11). Some schools also have Nursery Classes, which admit children in the academic year before they are due to start school.

Coventry children may be admitted to primary schools at the beginning of the school year after their fourth birthday provided they have reached the age of four by the 31 August. However, children must start school at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday.

Appeals for In-Year admissions
Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate) At least 20 school days from the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful
Appeals will be heard Within 30 school days of deadline for appeals
Notice of appeal hearing At least 10 school days’ notice
Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal At least 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence Five school 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 At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged
Decision letters sent to appellant Normally within five school days

 

Timetable for September 2019

Primary round of admissions
Date of allocation of places

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Letters will be sent second class or email sent out

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate) Thursday 16th May 2019
Appeals will be heard by

Wednesday 19th June 2019

Thursday 20th June 2019

 

Royal Court Hotel, Coventry

Notice of appeal hearing At least ten school days’ notice
Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal

Wednesday 5th June 2019

(if posting allow time to arrive by this date)

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence Five school 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 with five days

 

Admissions Policy