Starbank School is part of Star Academies. As an all-through progressive and inclusive school with a nursery for pupils aged 3-16, the Governing Body will consider all applications equally.

In order to help you understand the admission process better, we have produced a number of documents listed below. Please read the documents carefully. We hope you will find them helpful and informative. Further information is also available by visiting

If after reading the listed documents, you wish to discuss any aspects of the admission arrangements, please contact the school.

Year 7 Admission

Year 6 pupils attending Starbank School automatically transfer to Year 7. There is therefore no published admission number for Year 7. Parents of Year 6 children not attending Starbank School wishing to apply for admission into Year 7 at Starbank School are required to complete an in – year application form, which is available from and returnable to school.

If there are fewer than 180 places taken up by Starbank children, then places will be offered to year 6 children from other schools. In order to ensure places are only offered to external applicants up to the published admission number of 180, the oversubscription criteria listed on page 3 will be used to determine the children that should be offered the places.

Reception Admission

The admissions process is part of the Birmingham City Council’s determined scheme for co-ordinated admissions to primary schools.
All applicants are required to complete their home Local Authority’s common application form by 15th January 2022.

Parents will be advised of the outcome of their application on 19 April 2022.

Please note children offered a place at Starbank School may be educated at any of the 3 sites:

  • Hob Moor Road, Birmingham B10 9BT
  • Starbank Road, Birmingham BB10 9LR
  • Bierton Road, Birmingham B25 8PY

The published admission number for the Reception Year intake is 180.
All applicants will be admitted if 180 or fewer apply.

If the school is oversubscribed, children will be admitted in accordance with the oversubscription criteria in the order listed below, once all children with a statement of special education needs or an education, health and care plan, naming the school are admitted.

How to apply for a Reception school place

Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.

Example: If your child born between 1st Sept 2017 and 31st Aug 2018, they’ll be able to start school in September 2022.

You will need to apply for a Reception school place online on the Birmingham City Council website. You can access the website here:

Remember to list Starbank School as your preferred school on your online application form. You will receive an email notification once you have completed your form. The national closing date is (11:59pm) 15 January 2022. It is important that you apply on time as any applications received after the 15 January 2022. will be classed as late applications and will be processed after the national offer day of  19 April 2022 and late applicants are less likely to be offered a place at any of their preferred schools.

Primary Open Days

Monday 10th October: HMR (Hob Moor Road)
Tuesday 11th October: SR (Starbank Road)
Thursday 13th October: BR (Bierton Road)
Details TBC

Year 7 Open Evening

Thursday 6th October 2022