Old Park Primary School is a Foundation school due to our Trust status. However, the governing body have opted for Sandwell Council to be our admissions authority.  Therefore, we follow their policies and procedures.

Application Procedure for September 2024

If you wish to apply for a Reception place at Old Park Primary School, or are applying for a Secondary School place for September 2024 you will need to apply via the Local Authority you pay your Council Tax to.  For example: Old Park is a Sandwell school, but a parent who lives in the Walsall Council area can still apply to Old Park via Walsall Council. The authorities take all applications then co-ordinate them together.

Application Dates

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Secondary Applications Ends 31st October 2023 Primary Applications Ends 15th January 2024 Sandwell Admissions Web Link Secondary Applications Ends 31st October 2023 Primary Applications Ends 15th January 2024 Walsall Admissions Web Link

Are you unsure which authority you fall into? Visit and use the postcode lookup, which will tell you what Council authority you live in, If you don’t feel confident in applying yourself without support, call our school office on 0121 526 2669 for assistance. Applying for a School Place 

Link to Sandwell Local Authority:

Admission Arrangements 2023/2024

Please see the document below for Admission Arrangements for community and voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools in Sandwell in 2023/2024.

Admissions Code policy 2023-2024

Admissions Code policy 2024-2025

Admission Code Policy 2025-2026

Appeals Process Please click on the link below

Sandwell Local Authority Appeals process 


Applying to Old Park Primary School Nursery

You apply to our Nursery by downloading, completing and returning the form below to the school office.

Nursery Application Form 15 & 30 hrs

Nursery Admissions Policy 2024


Looking for a place at Old Park?  (Mid-Year Interest, Reception to Year 6) If you are interested in a mid-term transfer to Old Park, you will need to contact Sandwell admissions ( for an application form. 

So we are aware of your interest, please complete the form below.