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How to Apply

Summary of application process

Pupil Admissions will open for Year 7 on 1st September 2020. 

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 2020. 

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. 

STEP 2 - for Faith category places only

Supplementary Information Forms (SIF Forms) for In year 2021-2022 and ontime 2022-2023 will be electronic, please come back to this page after 31st July 2021 for more information. Please do not complete a SIF form prior to 31st July 2021 as it will not be considered for the academic year 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

If you are applying for a place based on faith, (50% of all places), please kindly complete this application by;

  • for age 11 (Year 7) places: 31st October 2020

Please download and complete the Nishkam school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) Please ensure it is also countersigned by the appropriate religious authority by obtaining the signature and stamp from the place of worship. Complete the online form , on which you will be requested to upload the countersigned section.

If your place of worship is inaccessible due to COVID-19, and therefore you are unable to obtain a signature from your place of worship. please instead make a self-declaration with your own signature on this form. In this case, the entire form can be completed on the following link: .

Please note any incorrect or incomplete Supplementary forms, or forms received beyond the relevant deadlines, will unfortunately have to be legally rejected and the place will automatically be ranked 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 2021).

For further information please contact the school office on 0121 348 7660 or email

Please go to the following page for Frequently Asked Questions 

Please go to the following page for our Prospectus and Journals 

Please go to the following page for our Open Events Information 

In Year Admissions

Please see below Admissions criteria and SIF form if applying under the faith category.

If you would like to register your interest, please complete the Interest Form

In Year Admissions Arrangements and Determined Admissions Arrangements for Academic year 2020-2021 

Admissions Criteria Year 7

Supplementary Information Form 
Determined Admissions Arrangements for Academic Year 2021-2022 
 Admissions Criteria Year 7  
Supplementary Information Form Yr 7  
Determined Admissions Arrangements for Academic Year 2022-2023 
Admissions Criteria Year 7
Supplementary Information Form Yr 7 - This will be electronic please do not currently use
Supplementary Slip - to be downloaded,completed and uploaded to SIF form


Appeals against a decision not to offer you a school place are administered by the School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service, Birmingham City Council. Full details are available on the following link:

Proposed In Year Variation

Nishkam High School Birmingham are seeking an In year variation to the Admissions Arrangements 2022-2023, please see letter and documents below.