All applications for school places at Arden are co-ordinated for us by Solihull Local Authority’s School Admissions Team.

Their contact details are:

email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0121 704 6693

Information is also available on their website


Applications to start Arden in Year 7 – September 2017

Applications for places in Year 7 at Arden for September 2017 need to be made via Solihull Local Authority.

If you live outside Solihull you must apply to your home Local Authority even if you want to include Arden on your application. 

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2016.


Applications to start Arden at any other time

Please contact Solihull Local Authority’s School Admissions Team for guidance on applying for a place at Arden at any other time after the normal intake.

Admission Appeals 

If you are not offered a place at Arden you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate a place to your child.  Appeals are heard by an independent panel.  You can get an appeal form from the School Admissions team on 0121 704 6693.  Your appeal will be heard within the following timetable:


Closing date for receipt of your written appeal:

Your appeal will be heard by:

Pupils starting Year 7 in secondary school in September 2017

29 March 2017

15 June 2017

Change of school (application at any time other than normal intake)

20 school days after your outcome letter

30 school days after your appeal form has been received.

Appeals received after the closing date will be heard within the schedule, if possible. However, if the form is received in late June the appeal may not be heard until after the school summer holidays. Appeals are not heard during the school holidays.


Admission Arrangements

The admission arrangements for Arden are determined by our Governing Body. You can see our Admission Arrangements and oversubscription criteria below:

Arden Admission Arrangements 2016-2017

Arden Admission Arrangements 2017-2018

Arden Admission Arrangements 2018-2019


For Sixth Form admissions, please click on the following link: ‘Sixth Form’