Secondary Application

Moseley School’s purpose is to inspire excellence in character and scholarship.

Our vision for Moseley School and Sixth Form

Moseley School is an inspirational place to learn, where teachers with a passion for teaching and learning, nurture the curiosity, creativity and imagination of students. The school’s systems are geared to support the progress of all students. The curriculum, assessment, staffing, timetable, technology and a wealth of other resources enable each student to receive personalised support to achieve ambitious goals. A global perspective, that celebrates diversity and respect for individual rights, pervades the school and helps us to nurture responsible citizens and independent thinkers. At Moseley all staff are provided with a level of guidance and training which enables them to develop as leading professionals in order that they can make a significant contribution to the educational community in Birmingham and nationally. Staff and students receive support and guidance to prepare them for the next step in their careers.

At Moseley, we provide a safe and healthy school environment that enables students to thrive. We want staff and students to work in an emotionally intelligent school where we acknowledge the fallibility of human beings and recognise the impact our actions and words have on others. Our pastoral system ensures that each student is cared for and their needs are met through effective partnerships with all our stakeholders, especially parents and carers. All students have opportunities to broaden their social and cultural horizons. The school provides a clear moral framework based on shared values in which the students feel safe and can flourish. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs, appreciate different views and develop understanding of their own identity and their own self-worth.

Moseley School is a place where staff and students are aware of how personal and political decisions affect the future of the environment and of their responsibility to help to sustain our planet. We are a caring community where positive personal relationships have a civilising influence. We recognise the potential in everyone and we support and challenge everyone to achieve their potential. We provide opportunities for our students to develop leadership and resilience, to demonstrate initiative and to improve their personal communication skills. All of the School’s diverse communities share the vision and purpose of the school and through developing character and scholarship we are striving to achieve excellence.

The School values its long history whilst being dynamic and forward looking; a place where staff and students can create and enjoy memorable experiences.


Moseley School Values.

We believe every child has the potential to achieve greatness and exceed their wildest dreams through our RAISE values:

  • Resilience
  • Ambition
  • Independence 
  • Supportiveness
  • Effective communicators


Our school is a diverse community.

We are a large, 11-18, mixed comprehensive school in the Moseley area of Birmingham.  The school’s main entrance is situated on the Wake Green Road. It lies in the parish of St Christopher, Springfield.  Moseley is a non-denominational school of 1300 students with a diverse ethnic, economic and religious profile.


Facilities at Moseley School are second to none.

Our school is situated on an extensive site consisting of two main school buildings and a state-of-the-art sports facility. Building A is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1857 and in 1923 it became a school. This building has undergone extensive renovation creating teaching spaces fit for the 21st century and now houses the Sixth Form Library, a common room and study areas. In addition, we have modern Science laboratories, a well-equipped specialist Drama room, Music practice suites, a recording studio and a Learning Resource Centre amongst other classrooms. Building B is the result of a £20 million Building Schools for the Future investment, providing our students with a range of excellent facilities to support learning and personal development. This includes a number of well-resourced teaching spaces for technology, Art, English and Mathematics. Technology lessons benefit from learning suites equipped with industry-standard equipment, as used in the world of work.

Throughout the school, bright and spacious classrooms feature state-of-the-art smart boards and advanced learning technologies. Flexible learning spaces add a whole new dimension to teaching, while super-fast broadband delivers instant access to a whole world of knowledge.

Our dining facility offers a wide choice of meals, including halal, vegetarian and healthy eating options. Sixth Form students have access to an all-day café facility, and an impressive multi-purpose hall provides a superb venue for school celebrations, plays, assemblies and presentations. Facilities also include Wudu facilities.

Our sporting facilities and complex are outstanding and include a large field, a cricket pitch and pavilion, a MUGA, a flood-lit Astro-Turf, a fully furnished fitness suite and a gymnasium. In addition, we have a large sports hall and a new state-of-the-art sports hall which hosts its own multi-media centre. This facility is used by professional and semi-professional clubs in order to enhance their training. The sports complex is a hub for the local community to interact.  We are particularly proud of our reputation in the field of sports and also of our link with a number of world class sports professionals who were educated at Moseley.


Our commitment to you.

High quality inclusive teaching underpins everything we do at Moseley School. Assisted by experienced support staff, including Graduate Coaches, our dedicated teachers work hard to engage every student and bring learning to life. Lessons typically begin with exciting and stimulating challenges and activities.

Teachers take the time and effort to really get to know their pupils, as well as their academic backgrounds, talents and individual learning needs. They then use a range of learning strategies to bring out the best in every child.

Strong leadership , vertical tutoring and a large pastoral team ensure that the individual needs of students are met and that timely support is provided to both students and families where this is required in order to remove barriers to learning.


Admission Criteria

School Name: Moseley School and Sixth Form

School address: Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9UU

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Bate

Tel Number: 0121 566 6444

Admission Number: 250 per year group


1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after (including previously looked after children from outside of England).

2. Children with a brother or a sister already at the school who will still be in attendance in September.

3. Children who live nearest the school.

Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between home and school.

Children with a statement of special educational needs/EHC Plan:

Any child with a statement of special educational needs/Education Health and Care Plan is required to be admitted to the school that is named in the statement/plan. This gives such children overall priority for admission to the named school. This is not an oversubscription criterion.

 Looked after or previously looked after children:

A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority or is being provided with accommodation by a local authority as set out in s22(1) of the Children Act 1989. A Previously Looked After Child is a child who immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, special guardianship or child arrangement order.

In the case of previously looked after children, admission authorities may request a copy of the adoption order, child arrangement order or special guardianship order and a letter from the local authority that last looked after the child confirming that he or she was looked after immediately prior to that order being made.

Children adopted from state care outside of England Children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted will be given equal first priority in admission arrangements, alongside looked after children (LAC) and children who were previously looked after by English local authorities (PLAC). These children are referred to as internationally adopted previously looked after children – “IAPLAC”. Evidence will be required from the carer confirming that their child meets the above criteria in accordance with the DfE’s non-statutory guidance on the admission of IAPLAC.


Siblings (brothers or sisters) are considered to be those children who live at the same address and either:

  1. have one or both natural parents in common;

or ii. are related by a parent’s marriage;

or iii. are adopted or fostered by a common parent.

Unrelated children living at the same address, whose parents are living as partners, are also considered to be siblings.

Children not adopted or fostered or related by a parent’s marriage or with one natural parent in common, who are brought together as a family by a same sex civil partnership and who are living at the same address, are also considered to be siblings.


Distances are calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between the applicant’s home address and the main school gates. The Local Authority uses a computerised system, which measures all distances in metres.  Ordnance Survey supply the co-ordinates that are used to plot an applicant’s home address and the address of the school.

Shared Responsibility:

Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives with both parents for part of the week, then the main residence will be determined as the address where the child lives the majority of the week. Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to support the address used.

Final Qualifier:

In a very small number of cases it may not be possible to decide between the applications of those pupils who are the final qualifiers for a place, when applying the published admission criteria.

For example, this may occur when children in the same year group live at the same address, or if the distance between the home and school is exactly the same, for example, blocks of flats.  If there is no other way of separating the application according to the admissions criteria and to admit both or all of the children would cause the Published Admission Number for the child’s year group to be exceeded, the Local Authority will use a computerised system to randomly select the child to be offered the final place.

In the event of this occurring with twins or other multiple birth applicants, academies will be asked to admit over their Published Admission Number to accommodate the pupils.

Waiting Lists: 

Waiting lists will not be fixed following the offer of places.  They are subject to change.  This means that a child’s waiting list position during the year could go up or down.  Any applicants will be added to the school’s list in accordance with the order of priority for offering places.  Waiting lists will be maintained until the end of each academic year.


Appeals are administered by the Local Authority for this school.  Parents who wish to appeal against the decision to refuse their child admission should visit

In Year Applications:

Applications made outside the normal admissions round (in-year admissions) should be made directly to the school. Parents/carers can apply for a place for their child at any time and to any school.  On receipt of an in-year application, the school will notify the local authority of both the application and its outcome, to allow the local authority to keep up to date with figures on the availability of academy places in Birmingham.

Applications for children to be admitted into a class outside their normal Year group:

Parents have the right to request, but not insist that their child be considered for admission to a class outside of their normal age group. This could be the case, for example, if a child is gifted and talented, has experienced problems such as ill health, or is already being educated in a class outside of their normal age group at their current Primary school.  Parents who wish for their child to be considered for admission to a class outside of their normal age group must make an application for the normal age group in the first instance.  Parents must then submit a formal request to the Board of Governors for the child to be considered for a different age group class instead.  This request should be in the form of a written letter of application outlining the reasons why they wish for their child to be considered to be admitted into a class outside of their normal age group and enclosing any supportive evidence and documentation that they wish to be taken into account as part of that request.

The Board of Governors will consider requests submitted for a child to be admitted into a class outside of their normal age group and advise parents of the outcome of that request before national offer day, having taken into account the information provided by the parents, the child’s best interests and the views of the Head Teacher.

If the request is refused, the original application for the normal age group class will progress through the Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme, be considered by the Board of Governors and the parents advised of the outcome.

If the request is agreed and the year group for which the parents have requested a place is a current year group in the school, then the application will be considered by the Board of Governors and the parents advised of the outcome.

If the request is agreed and the year group for which the parents have requested a place is for a future year group, i.e. Year 7 in September 2023, then the original application is withdrawn and the parents must submit a fresh application for Year 7 2023 when applications open in the autumn term of 2022. Please note that parents only have the right to re-apply for a place. Where the Board of Governors agrees to consider an application for Year 7 the following year, that application is considered alongside all other applications received and parents will be advised of the outcome of that application on national offer day.  No place is reserved or held for the child in advance.

If parents are considering submitting an application for their child to be admitted into a class outside of their normal age group, it is strongly recommended that they also read the DFE guidance which can be found at:

Sixth Form Arrangements:

The Sixth Form has an admission number of 200 across Year 12 and 13.

Priority is given to Moseley School students completing Year 11, after which remaining places are opened up to external candidates.

Minimum academic requirements for level 3 qualifications are 4 GCSEs at 4+ including English or Maths. For level 2 qualifications the minimum academic requirements are 3 GCSEs at 3+.

Fair Access Protocol

The Governing Body of Moseley School is committed to taking its fair share of children who are vulnerable and/or hard to place, as set out in locally agreed protocols.  Accordingly, outside the normal admission round the governing body is able to give priority to a child where admission is requested under any locally agreed protocol.  The Governing Body has this power, even when admitting the child would mean exceeding the published admission number subject.


* No Supplementary Information Form is used at Moseley School and Sixth Form


Most Birmingham parents / carers who apply on time are offered one of their preferred schools:

However, there are a small number of cases each year where the school cannot offer a place. If this happens to you, the School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service can give you information on other schools that may have places available.

If you feel you would like to pursue the matter further, you can have your case heard by an Appeal Panel that is independent of the Local Authority or, in the case of foundation or voluntary aided schools and academies, by an Appeal Panel that is independent of the school’s admission authority.

Click here to be re-directed to the Birmingham City Council Website for more information and appeals form.

Further Enquiries

If you would like to find out more information about Moseley school please email us at


To apply for a place or find out more information about the admissions process visit the Birmingham schools website or email:

In Year Admission

Key Facts In-Year admissions arise as a result of:

  • Parents / carers who are moving into Birmingham and do not have a school place for their child.
  • Parents / carers who are moving within Birmingham and their child already has a school place, but can no longer attend.
  • Parents / carers who live in Birmingham and are not moving, but would like their child to change school.

When you complete your application you will have the opportunity:

  • To express up to 3 schools of your preference (this includes schools’ that are both inside and outside of Birmingham).
  • Rank each school in the order you prefer.
  • Give reasons for your application.

Following your application there will be one of 3 outcomes:

  • If the school you request has available places, your child is offered a place at that school.
  • If the school you request has more applications than there are places available the governing body or the local authority uses the school’s admission criteria to decide who qualifies best for a place.
  • If the school you request is already over subscribed (full to its admission limit for that year) your child is placed on a waiting list and offered a place at the nearest available school which has a vacancy. You are also be informed of your right to appeal.

Things to consider:

Moving to a new school is an important step for any child. If you are not moving address and would like to change your child’s school, you should take the following into consideration: How will your child cope with learning new rules and having to do things differently, or possibly having missed important work? Children who transfer schools after their exam subjects have been chosen in Year 9 may find that they cannot do the same subjects, or that the exam board and courses are different.

If your child has brothers or sisters at the same school, transferring one child may affect the others. Will it be difficult for you to have children attending different schools? How will you manage the start and finish times? Most schools in Birmingham are full and we may not be able to offer you the school that you want.

We advise that you sit down with your child and ask them why they want to move to a different school. If they mention that they are being bullied or not getting on with other pupils, you should speak to your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year first in order to try and resolve the situation. Schools in Birmingham usually have an ‘Anti-Bullying Policy’ which is followed.

If after doing this you still have major concerns, or are unhappy about the way the school is dealing with your complaint, you should make an appointment to speak to the Headteacher. You may also write to the Chair of the school’s Governing Body.

Timetable for moving onto Secondary School

Transfer from Primary to Secondary School 

June – If you live in Birmingham, you will receive information on the secondary transfer process from Birmingham City Council through your child’s Birmingham primary school or via post if your child attends a primary school outside Birmingham. If you have not received any literature then please contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888. If you live outside Birmingham but wish to apply for a Birmingham School or Academy, you must apply to your own Local Authority (your home Authority) for their information booklet and Preference Form for you to fill in and return to them.

September – Schools hold open session events.

October – You are strongly advised to have applied online  or to have returned your Birmingham Local Authority Preference Form.

November – This is the final date for acceptance of preferences and online applications or change of preference through moving home etc. If you submit your application online you will receive an email acknowledgement. Those parents who submit a paper application will receive an acknowledgement through the post. If you have not received an acknowledgment by this date you should contact the Children’s Information and Advice Service on 0121 303 1888.

March – Emails are sent to those applicants who have applied online for their childrens’ secondary school place (and will arrive ahead of postal notifications). You can also log in to the online application system using your user name and password to check your offer.
All applicants are sent a letter on this date letting you know the secondary school place offer to your child. Letters will be sent by first class post and should arrive at your home address first week in March.

If you wish to refuse your child place then you must use your online account, or for any late applicants you must email the following address:

April – You must complete any appeal forms for Birmingham community schools and the majority of academies and return them. Foundation schools, voluntary aided schools, free schools, some academies, and schools in other local authorities may have different appeal procedures and closing dates for appeals. You must contact them directly for their individual closing dates.

June – All appeals that have been submitted on time for secondary schools will be heard.

Induction Day - We will contact new students about our induction day sessions.

September – Start school in Year 7.

SEND Information

Through whole school strategies, targeted interventions with students, training programmes and information sharing by the SEND Department, Moseley School and Sixth Form is able to make provision for a range of needs.

The views, wishes and experience of students, parents and staff (from the school and sometimes, from outside agencies) are integral to the planning and review of the support we allocate to our students.

Our School Accessibility Plan and SEND Policy are available within our School Policy section.

Click here for more information.

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