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How to Apply

Summary of application process

Pupil Admissions will open for the September 2023 Year 7 cohort on 1st September 2022. 

You may choose to apply either through:

1. A Faith category place (50% of all places). If you are a practising member of a religion you may choose to apply through this category. Please complete Steps 1 and 2.

2. An Open place (the remaining 50% of places). If you are not a practising member of a faith please complete Step 1 only.

STEP 1 - For all applicants

All applicants must complete the Preference/Application Form for school’s admissions from your Local Authority, where you live, before 31st October 2022. 

The Local Authority Preference/Application full guidance and form for school admissions may be found on the following websites (depending on where you live), for example:

Birmingham: www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Sandwell: www.sandwell.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Please ensure if you are applying under the staff or sibling category this is stated when completing your preferences. 

Please see our Admissions Policies:

Admissions Policy for Year 7 Arrangements 2023-2024

Admissions Policy for Year 12 Arrangements 2023-2024

Admissions Policy for Year 7 Arrangements 2022-2023

Admissions Policy for Year 12 Arrangements 2022-2023

STEP 2 - for Faith category places only

If you are applying for a place based on faith, (50% of all places), please kindly complete this application by 31st October 2022 for Year 7 (age 11) places.

1. Download and complete the Supplementary Information Form for Year 7 or Year 12 September 2023. If applying In year please complete the In year Supplementary Information Form. Please fill in all the information and have it countersigned by the appropriate religious authority (from your place of worship). This should include both the relevant signature and stamp from the place of worship. 

2. Once the Supplementary Information Form is completed, signed and stamped please send via email to admissions.nhsb@nishkamschools.org and add the Year group and “Supplementary Information Form” to the subject box.  

Please note the Supplementary Information Form will need to be fully and correctly completed within the specified deadlines. All other forms will unfortunately have to be legally rejected. In this circumstance your child’s place will automatically be considered within the ‘open category’. 

STEP 3 - Notification 

Your Local Authority in which you live will notify you of which school your child has gained a place in on National Offer Day (2nd March 2023).

For further information please contact the school office on 0121 348 7660 or email admissions.nhsb@nishkamschools.org

In Year Admissions

Please kindly note that Nishkam School is heavily oversubscribed. However, if you are considering applying for a place at Nishkam school for your child other than for the beginning of Year 7  the process for applying is different to the above. This is known as an ‘In Year Application’

Please read and apply through: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20119/school_admissions/587/in-year_school_admissions

If you would like this application to be considered as a ‘Faith’ category place please also complete STEP 2 above.

In addition, please carefully read the In Year Admissions Policy for Academic year 2022-2023 

The following links are also available for further information:

The waiting list is held in accordance with the admission criteria of the school, not in order of applications received. All waiting lists are cleared at the end of each academic year, and no names are carried forward into the next academic year. Please register your interest by clicking  and completing the Interest Form

Appeals

Any appeal you may have formally undertaken against a decision not to offer you a school place are administered via the School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service, Birmingham City Council. Full details are available on the following link:

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20119/school_admissions/207/appeal_against_a_decision_to_refuse_your_child_a_school_place

Admission arrangements for pupils with disabilities

Children are admitted according to our Admissions Policy. The admission of pupils with disabilities is the same as those applied to pupils without disabilities. The school complies fully with the Equality Act and the School Admissions Code in relation to the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils. Where the school is oversubscribed all children are admitted in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria. Where a child is disabled the school will make reasonable adjustments and provide auxiliary aids or services to ensure that no disabled child is placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to other pupils. Parents of children with disabilities are advised to speak to us prior to admission to discuss any reasonable adjustments required so we can plan accordingly.

Consultation of Admissions Arrangements and Supplementary Information Form 

Nishkam High School Birmingham will be consulting on the attached Admissions arrangements and Supplementary Information Form (changes highlighted in yellow). 

The consultation will run from Monday 28 November 2022 and will end on Monday 9 January 2023.

Proposed Admissions Criteria Year 7 2024-2025

Proposed Supplementary Information Form 2024-2025

Any comments on the proposed admission arrangements can be made here: Birmingham BeHeard