Essential maintenance to payments

Due to essential maintenance of Dudley Council's payments system, no credit and debit card payments will be possible from 09:30 on Wednesday 19th February (including Callpay, online payments and card payments via DMBC Offices including Dudley Council Plus). It is hoped that work will be completed by the end of Wednesday 19th February at the very latest. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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School admissions are open each year for you to apply online for both primary and secondary attendance for the following year. Secondary applications can be made from 1st September, Primary applications can be made from 1st October.

Nursery Schools

If you would like further information regarding nurseries, funding, provision, childminders visit our Early Years pages.

The Admissions Policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled Maintained Nursery Schools at the bottom of this page sets out how the available places will be allocated for local authority run nursery units. You will need to contact private run nurseries direct for their admission arrangements.

Admissions Policy for community and voluntary controlled maintained nursery schools. (PDF 289.89KB)

Admission Arrangements 2019-20 and 2020-21

School admission arrangements set out how schools will admit pupils.

The arrangements include the published admission number (the maximum number of pupils intended to be admitted to the relevant year group), the oversubscription criteria and information on the waiting list for the school.

Admission Arrangements

Admission Arrangements - Consultation 2021-22

Please see below the consultation documents for 3 Dudley Academies.  Any objections should be made direct to the Governing Body of the relevant school by no later than 31 January 2010.

Crestwood School

Ellowes Hall Sports College

Thorns Collegiate Academy


Supplementary Information Forms

There are a number of schools that require Supplementary Information Forms (SIF's).

Supplementary Information Forms

Education outside chronological year group (Delaying, Deferring)

Guidance is available for parents, carers and schools, when considering requests for children to be educated out of their chronological year group.  The guidance relates children being educated in the year group below, or the year group above their chronological age.  It does not relate to situation where pupils are in mixed-age classes.