Year 7 Admissions

Arena Academy is an 11-16 school. We have 210 places available in Year 7 each year.

Applications for admission to the academy in Year 7 must be made via Birmingham City Council’s Common Application Form. The process for transfer into a secondary school, including the deadlines for applications, and the link to the common application form  can be found on the Birmingham City Council website at:

If there are more applications than there are places available at the Academy, then places will be awarded on the oversubscription criteria set out in our admissions arrangements available below:

Any child with an Education and Health Care Plan which names Arena Academy is required to be admitted to the academy. This gives such children overall priority for admission to the academy. This is not an oversubscription criterion.

In Year Admissions

Applications made outside the normal admissions round (in-year admissions) should be made directly to the school. Email [email protected]  Parents/carers can apply for a place for their child at any time and to any school. The school will notify parents of the decision in writing within 15 school days and will notify the local authority of both the application and its outcome to allow the Local Authority to keep up to date with figures on the availability of school places in Birmingham.

Contact details for Birmingham City Council Admissions

Tel 0121 303 1888

Email [email protected]