How to apply for a place

Reedswood E-ACT Primary Academy is part of the co-ordinated admissions arrangements operated by Walsall Council and the Local Fair Access Protocol.

For Years Nursery and Reception, the Council will co-ordinate admissions, allocate places to the academy and inform families.

Parents/carers should apply using Walsall Council’s schools’ admission process and are not required to complete a Supplementary Information Form to apply for a place.


Admission Arrangements Documents

Admission Arrangements 2025-26

Admission Arrangements 2024-25

Admission Arrangements 2023-24

E-ACT Supplementary Information Form 2024-25

E-ACT Supplementary Information Form 2025-26

Process StageDate
Application period starts4th September 2023
Closing date for applications15th January 2024
National School Offer Day16th April 2024
Appeals deadline17th May 2024
Term Starts2nd September 2024


Mid-year admissions

For children wishing to move to the academy during the academic year, or outside of the normal transfer phase these are known as ‘Mid-Year’ admissions.

Mid-year applications can now be made directly to our academy or Walsall LA.

Our academy uses Walsall Local Authority Mid-Year admission application forms and these can be obtained by contacting us on 01922 721323. Once completed this must be returned directly to our academy.

Our academy will then liaise directly with parents/carer and the local authority as required. Parents/carers will have the right to appeal a decision should their child be refused a place.

We encourage parents/carers to ensure that their child continues to attend their named school until they officially join Reedswood.


Number of places available

Reedswood E-ACT Primary Academy has a net school capacity of 420 places with added provision for children age 2 to 4 (Tiny Twos and Nursery)

If the number of applications exceeds the Admission number (oversubscription), places will be allocated in the following order:

1. Children in Public Care (looked after children)
2. Pupils who have an older sibling already in attendance at the school at the proposed time of admission.
3. Pupils for whom a place at the school is essential on medical or social grounds as supported in writing by a medical practitioner or social worker (applications will be subject to verification by the Managing Director, Children’s Services Education).
4. Distance between the home address and the school as measured in a straight line, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.



The Department for Education’s appeals code can be found here.

To find more information linked specifically to Walsall, click on the link below to read the ‘Information for Parents Booklet’. Here you can find information such as the appeals timetable and any other related processes.

Primary Admissions 2024 Information for Parents Booklet


Key Documents

Walsall Mid-Year Admissions

Information for Parents on Primary Admissions (Walsall Council)

Walsall Council Primary Fair Access Protocol


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