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Admissions to Fairfax

On our admissions page you will find all the information you need whether you are applying to join Fairfax at Year 7, Sixth Form or In-Year.

New Year 7 Intake

A very warm welcome to Fairfax from all the staff at the academy to our new Year 7 students, parents and carers. In this section, you will find information to prepare you for the new school year.

Download our school prospectus.

OPEN EVENING: Tuesday, 19 September 2023 – 6:00pm

How to apply for Year 7 in September 2024:

When open, an application must be made online at

or by using a Local Authority Preference Form. The Appeals Code is included in the download.

Admissions Arrangements

If you have a child in Year 6 who wishes to come to Fairfax under the sibling rule and a child in the current Year 11, an application to Sixth Form must be made by the Year 11 student by 16th December 2022.


Aptitude Applications

Fairfax Academy has a strong tradition in promoting the Performing Arts through its Annual Eisteddfod Festival.  Students can opt to sit an aptitude assessment for admission to Fairfax Academy. The assessment will test aptitude in The Performing Arts: Dance, Drama or Music.

Aptitude Test Information

Applicants who wish to be considered for a place under the aptitude assessment will be required to complete an “Optional Assessment Test – Application Form” and indicate the school as a preference on the on-line application form.

Aptitude Assessment Application Deadline

Friday, 29 September 2023 by 3.00pm 

Aptitude Assessment Invitation Email

 Week beginning 9 October 2023

Aptitude Assessment Workshop                          

 Wednesday 18 October 2023 

 Cohort 1 – 3.00pm
Cohort 2 – 4.00pm                                                              

Sixth Form Admissions

For 6th form admissions, please visit our dedicated webpage:

In-Year Admissions

If you are looking to transfer your child to Fairfax Academy, please complete and return the Birmingham Application Form for a School Change (In Year)
You can return this by:
  • Post
  • Hand-Delivered to Main Reception
  • By email (

This would need to be returned to Fairfax Academy with proof of address, either:

  1. Passport
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Utility Bill (less than 6 months old)

For our admissions criteria, please see the link above.