Open Evening 2021

Open Evening

Thursday 23rd September 2021

Doors open at 5:30-7:30pm

Head Teacher's address is at 5:30pm and 6:30pm

Open Morning

Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 9:10am -10:00am


Contact the school on 0121 7064200 or by Friday 24th September to make an appointment


Only those who have made an appointment will be able to attend

In order to help stop the spread of COVID 19, we ask that you take a lateral flow test before attending the open evening. There are free lateral flow tests provided by the NHS. If you develop symptoms or are having to self isolate, please do not attend this event.



Thank you for your interest in Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School. We are a large and popular Catholic School with a team of highly dedicated and professional staff who are devoted to the education and wellbeing of our students.

We are a Catholic School and our community is founded on the gospel values of peace, truth, justice and love. Our school motto is ‘Justus et Tenax Propositi’ which means ‘Just and Firm of Purpose’. Everything we do in our school is based on the gospel values and our motto as we strive for every child to achieve their very best.

At Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School we believe that academic success and character education are of equal importance. It is our vision that every child will leave our school with the academic qualifications and personal qualities they need in order to be successful, thrive in an increasingly demanding world and be kind and compassionate citizens. With guidance from expert teachers and the support from an excellent pastoral system, your child will have the opportunity to develop a life-long love of learning and a desire to succeed.

As well as professional and caring staff, we have a range of facilities and resources to support your child in all aspects of their life at school. We have an extensive range of after school clubs, outstanding facilities for sport and a thriving sixth form where many of our students choose to continue their education with us after the age of 16. Our school chapel is at the centre of the spiritual life of the school and we offer many opportunities for our students to take part in educational visits in the UK and overseas.

We believe that parents choose to send their children here because they share our high expectations and insistence on the highest standards in every aspect of school life including uniform, discipline, attitudes to learning and respect. We are proud of our diverse intake and our students show great tolerance and support for each other,
irrespective of their differences.

Every child’s journey is different and at Archbishop Ilsley we have the staff, resources and facilities to help your child fulfil their potential. Christ achieved through endeavour and in our school we endeavour to ensure that every child achieves their very best.

I hope that you enjoy visiting our school and I look forward to meeting you in person.


Miss Helen Burrows

Head Teacher



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Criteria?

  1. Baptised Catholic children who are looked after or previously looked after.
  2. Baptised Catholic children who currently attend a named Catholic feeder school.
  3. Baptised Catholic children who currently live in the parish area of a named Catholic feeder school who are not currently attending the named Catholic feeder school.
  4. Other Baptised Catholic children.
  5. Non-Catholic children who are looked after or previously looked after.
  6. Non-Catholic children who currently attend a named Catholic feeder school.
  7. Other Non-Catholic children.
See our website for the full Admissions Policy 2021-2022.

What are the named feeder schools for Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School

  • Corpus Christi
  • English Martyrs
  • Holy Souls
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • St Ambrose Barlow
  • St Bernard’s
  • St Cuthbert’s
  • St Thomas More

Do I need to provide any additional information to the school and if so when?

Yes, in addition to applying online with the Local Authority Preference Form, you will need to complete the school’s Supplemental Information Form (SIF) and provide Archbishop Ilsley with a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate (if this is applicable to you). You need to do this by 31st October. You can download a SIF from our school website or contact the school reception. The SIF and copy Baptismal Certificate can be scanned and emailed to: or If preferred you can post to the school’s Admissions Office, Victoria Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 7XY.

My child is not catholic, will they get in?

Anyone can apply to the school, however, catholic children are prioritised in line with our admissions criteria.

Do I need to put 6 choices on my preference form?

Yes, the Local Authority advises that you should and to put them in your preferred order.


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For all enquiries, please call our main reception on 0121 706 4200

Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School

Victoria Road

Acocks Green


B27 7XY

Tel:    0121 706 4200

Fax:   0121 707 6597