How to Apply
Summary of application process
Pupil Admissions will open for Reception year (age 4) on 1st October 2022. Please check with your local Authority.
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 15th January 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 Polices:
Admissions Policy for Academic Year 2022-2023 - In Year
Admissions Policy for Academic Year 2023-2024
Admissions Policy for Academic Year 2024-2025
STEP 2 - For Faith category places only
1. Download and complete the Supplementary Information Form for Reception 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 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, 17th April 2023.
If you have any questions please call us on 0121 647 6890 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 Reception the process for applying is different to the above. This is known as an ‘In Year Application’. Please note that this is not undertaken directly through the school but through Birmingham City council.
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:
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.