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The following information and documents were taken from the Coventry City Council website, and can we viewed directly by following this link (www.coventry.gov.uk).

Primary School Admission

Parkgate Primary School serves children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. Parkgate also has nursery classes which admit children in the academic year before they are due to commence school.

Coventry children may be admitted to primary schools at the beginning of the school year after their fourth birthday provided they have reached the age of four by the 31 August. However, children must start school at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. 

Coventry operates a co-ordinated scheme for primary admission arrangements. This means that the Council administer applications for all maintained schools in Coventry, as well as exchanging applications with other local authorities e.g. Solihull and Warwickshire.

You can now make a school application online.

Application process for children starting school September 2017:

Date                                        What's happening

1 September 2016

 Parents can make applications online
15 January 2017 Closing date for applications and final date for any changes to addresses. After this date, please contact the Council's School Admission Team.
18 April 2017

Letters posted (by second class delivery) to inform parents of allocated school. E-mails sent to online applicants.

May 2017 Second round of allocation of places and further requests for appeals. Late applications that missed the 15 January 2016 deadline or any changes made to a submitted application will now be considered
June and July 2017  Appeals heard

If you are in need of more advice or guidance at any time during the admission process, you can:

Reception Appeals Timetable 2017:

Primary Round of Admissions
 Date of Allocation of places  Thursday 18th April 2017. Letters will be sent out via second class post or             e-mail will be sent.
 Deadline for lodging appeals and providing  evidence to support the appeal (if applicable  Thursday 18th May 2017
 Appeals will be heard  Wednesday 21st June 2017 & Thursday 22nd June  2017(Possible third date  to be added) Royal Court Hotel, Coventry.
 Notice of appeal hearing  At least 10 school days notice
 Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for  the appeal  Wednesday 7th June 2017(If posting please allow time to arrive bt this date)
 Deadline fo sending appeal papers to all parties  No later than 10 school days before appeal hearing
 Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence  Five school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not  submitted by the deadline may not be considered at the appeal
 Late applications for appeal will be heard  At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 days of the  appeal being lodged
 Decision letters sent to appellant  Normally within five days


Application process for in year transfers September 2016 to July 2017:

For in year transfers an online application will need to be submitted. For the online application please type the following into your address bar www.coventry.gov.uk/primaryinyearapplication.

If you require any advice or assistance with your application please contact the Council's Admissions and Benefits team on 024 7683 1613/1573 or e-mail primary.admissions@coventry.gov.uk


Please see the councils admission policy below for 2016 in year transfers

Admissions Policy for Children Starting School September 2018: