Kids with Backpacks

Y6 - Y7 Transition

We know that moving from Primary School to Secondary school can be daunting at the best of times, but in light of the current pandemic situation, it makes the idea of moving even more scary for our young children.

To help you and your child, we will be posting information from Secondary schools here, to keep you up to date with what to do and when to do it. 

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 & 31 August 2011, they are due to transfer to secondary school in September 2022.This means that you must apply for a secondary school place for your child by 31 October 2021.

To do this, you must submit an on-line application through the Secondary Admissions web page of Walsall Council website: Apply for a secondary school place (

You will also find, on this web page, an Information for Parents booklet which provides detailed information about the school admissions process. We strongly recommend that you read this booklet before making your application.

For a copy of the full letter, please download it here

Timetable for the application process

Watch the short video provided by Walsall Coucil for support on completing this process, or click here to download the PDF 

Our Secondary schools and their information

To apply, parents/carers of prospective students are required to complete a Registration Form for their eligible child.

The application deadline is 31 October 2021.  Applications received after this date by Walsall Academy or Walsall Local Authority will be treated as late applications according to the Rules of Admission.  If submitting a late application, please provide any supporting documentation.

Please visit the Y7 admissions website for more information.

Click here to download the full document from Walsall Academy

Entry into Year 7 September 2022.

Pupils will be admitted without reference to ability, aptitude, race or religion. Children in Year 6 in the primary phase will automatically transfer to Year 7 of the secondary phase without the need to apply for a place. Parents of children not attending Year 6 at the school will need to submit an application to their home local authority, the closing date for secondary applications is 31st October 2021 Additional places are available for new pupils. The Published Admission Number in 2021 will be 180 for the secondary site.

Click here to download the full document from Bloxwich Academy

Brownhills Ormiston Academy have updated their website to include a  a narrated PowerPoint which parents/students in year 6 might want to watch. The link below takes you to the schools general video, a video message from the principle, the narrated PowerPoint presentation from the principle and a rolling slide show.