How to Apply
Summary of application process
Pupil Admissions will open for the September 2024 Year 7 cohort on 1st September 2023.
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 2023.
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:
Please ensure if you are applying under the staff or sibling category this is stated when completing your preferences.
Please see our Admissions Policies:
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 2023 for Year 7 (age 11) places.
1. Download and complete the Supplementary Information Form for Year 7 or Year 12 September 2024. 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 email@example.com 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 (1st March 2024).
For further information please contact the school office on 0121 348 7660 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 2023-2024
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
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:
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 for Admissions Arrangements 2025/2026
In accordance with the School Admission Regulations and the School Admissions Code, Nishkam High School Birmingham is consulting on its proposed admission arrangements for 2025-26.
Please note that there are no proposed changes to the oversubscription criteria.
The only proposed changes are amended wording within the arrangements.
Please see below the proposed arrangements:
The consultation runs from Monday 20th November 2023 until Monday 8th January 2024 at which point the consultation will end.
Please kindly see link to Birmingham City Council's website where the proposed Admissions Arrangements are uploaded:
Please kindly send any comments on the admission arrangements by clicking on the following link from Monday 20th November 2023 until Monday 8th January 2024.