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Starting Nursery and Reception

Reception Applications

Birmingham Local Authority deals with all school applications for Reception 2023.  They can be contacted on 0121 303 1888 or  Or via the Local Authority website

Should you have any specific questions or enquiries regarding admission to St Dunstan's, please get in touch with the school office 0121 464 4648.

Reception Applications to start school in September 2023

Children born between 1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019 start Reception class in Primary School in September 2023.

1.  Apply online Birmingham Schools Reception Admissions

2.  Complete and return our school Supplementary Information Form (below) to the school office with evidence of your child's baptismal certificate if they are a Catholic child.  Only complete applications will be accepted.

  • Please remember to complete both
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2023
  • Offers will be made: 17 April 2023

Year 6 Transition to Secondary School September 2023 - Admissions Closing Date was 31st October 2022

Children born between 1 September 2011 - 31 August 2012 transfer to a secondary school in September 2023.

Nursery Applications

Nursery Applications to start Nursery in September 2023

Children born between 1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018 start Nursery in September 2023.

1.  Complete and return our Nursery application form to the school office, with evidence of your home address and your child's birth and baptismal certificates.  Only complete applications will be accepted.

  • Closing date for applications: 29 March 2023
  • Offers will be made: 17 April 2023

Government Free Childcare Entitlement

St Dunstan's Catholic School offer three full days of Nursery provision (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.50 - 3.15 pm), funded by the Government's 15-hour universal entitlement.  If your child is eligible for 30 hours of free childcare, you can use the remaining 15 hours of 'extended entitlement' with another provider.

For further details and to check your entitlement, please click HERE
A useful website about the Governments free childcare scheme is available HERE