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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.

Download our school prospectus.

How to apply for Year 7 in September 2022:

When open, an application must be made online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions

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

Admissions Arrangements


Sibling Rule

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 17th December 2021.

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.

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.

Please find all information regarding Aptitude testing here:

2021-22 Aptitude Flyer

Aptitude Information

QR Code for Applications



*Dates subject to change

Sixth Form Admissions

For 6th form admissions, please visit our dedicated webpage: https://www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk/academy-life/sixth-form/

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:

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.

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.