For further information on the following areas of admissions please see the relevant Determined Admissions Arrangement documents below.

  • Applications for children to be admitted into a class outside of their normal age group

  • Applications other than the normal intake to Year 7 (IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS)

  • Arrangements for selecting students

  • Over-subscription criteria

Admissions 2024-2025

Admissions 2025-2026

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The admissions process for Bishop Challoner Catholic College is part of the Birmingham Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme.  To apply for a place at Bishop Challoner Catholic College in the normal admissions round, an application must be made using the school admission application process of the local authority in which you live naming Bishop Challoner Catholic College on the application form.  Applications need to be made by 31st October 2024.

All applications which are submitted on time will be considered at the same time, after the closing date.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application on 1st March 2025, or the next working day, by the local authority on behalf of the school.

Parents making an application for a Catholic child should also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which should be returned directly to the school.  If you do not provide the information required in the Supplementary Information Form and return it by the closing date, together with all supporting documentation, this is likely to affect the criteria that your child is placed into, which is likely to affect your child’s chance of being offered a place at this school.

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and supplementary information form. A hard copy of the application and SIF form can be obtained by contacting the school office at 0121 441 6112 or

Completed application forms must be returned to Bishop Challoner Catholic College Institute Road Birmingham B14 7EG  

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2024/25, will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from the website or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact L.O’Brien on  0121 441 6112 or You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 01213031888.

Sixth Form Prospectus