Half Term

Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy will be closed for the half term holiday from Monday 19th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018. The academy will be open to pupils as normal on Monday 26th February 2018.  Have a peaceful and restful break.

Admissions policy

Ark Chamberlain Primary is a non-selective, mixed, non-denominational junior school. We admit up to 150 Year 3 pupils each year in five forms of entry.  Applications must be made on Birmingham City Council’s Common Application Form. You can find full details of how to apply on the council’s primary admissions pages on its website (www.birmingham.gov.uk) or you can apply online. If you need any help with the admissions process please give us a call.

When we admit pupils, we prioritise children with statements of special educational needs. Then, if our academy is oversubscribed, we offer places to children in the following order of priority:

  • Looked after or previously looked after children.
  • Children who will be attending the linked infant school at the time of application and will still be in attendance at the end of Year 2.
  • Children with a brother or a sister already at the academy who will still be in attendance in September 2016.
  • Children who live nearest the academy by straight line distance from their home to the main entrance.

The academy will keep a waiting list which is used to fill casual vacancies occurring if students leave during the year or withdraw from a place that has been offered.

Download our admissions policy for 2016/17 here

PDF iconDownload our admissions policy for 2017/18 here

PDF iconDownload our admissions policy for 2018/19 here

Ark Network Appeals Timetable

September 2016 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September 2016 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 18 April 2017 20 May 2017
    after 20 May 2017 (late appeals)

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

Please follow this link to the primary appeal form. Please contact admissions@arkonline.org or the academy if you need a paper form.


St Benedicts

St Benedict's is our main feeder school. We work very closely with them. Please click on the link below to learn more about St Benedicts.

St. Benedicts school