Admissions Policy

Ark Boulton Academy is a non-selective, non-denominational, mixed school serving 11–16 year olds. Each year we admit 180 children into Year 7. To apply, you will need to go through the Birmingham City Council website – just visit If you need any help with the admissions process, then please give us a call.

When we admit students, 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 Children and children who have been previously looked after.
  • Children of staff who are filling a demonstrable skills shortage.
  • Children who, at the time of the admission, have a sibling, resident at the same address, who attends the academy.
  • Children of staff who are not filling a demonstrable skills shortage.
  • Children who live closest to the academy by straight line distance from their home to the main entrance.

Ark Boulton Academy Admissions Policy 2019 - 2020

Ark Boulton Academy Admissions Policy 2020 - 2021


Parent Reminder for September 2019 Entry

Any procedures and queries regarding application to Ark Boulton Academy can be found on the Birmingham City Council website here or ring the Birmingham Admissions Team on 0121 303 1888, or email

If you have any specific questions about the academy please contact our Admissions Team on 0121 773 8156 or email


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2019 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

Offer Date Deadline for lodging an appeal
1st March 2019 29th March 2019

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

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

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.