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The Application Process

September 2025 ENTRY

Year 7

As BOA Digital is a selective academy, with places offered on the basis of a Fair Banding test, it is important that applicants follow the correct process when applying for the academy. 

Apply via your Local Authority (from 1 September)

BOA Digital Technologies Academy MUST be listed as a preference on your Secondary School Choices form via your local authority.

If BOA Digital is your first priority, then we would strongly recommend you indicate this in your choices.

Register for Fair Banding Tests at BOA Digital

In order to register for our Fair Banding process, you must also complete our own short registration form. For details regarding our admission arrangements, click here to learn about our Fair Banding Process.

Fair Banding Tests for 2025 Entry will take place on the following dates;

  • Saturday 16 November 2024 (AM) 

  • Saturday 23 November 2024 (AM)


The deadline for application to the council and also for Fair Banding registration is



All late applications, or changes of preference after 31st October must be submitted via your Local Authority in the first instance.

If the academy is oversubscribed during the initial application round, late applicants may still be added to our Waiting List. Late applicants will not be required to sit a Fair Banding Test to join the Waiting List. 

For Birmingham applicants, relevant information can be found here >



If you wish to apply for a place in our current Year 7 or Year 8 cohort, please complete an Application for a Change of School In-Year form from Birmingham City Council's website. 

The completed form and additional supporting documents will need to be returned to the Admissions Team by emailing or by bringing the form to our Main School Reception during opening hours. 

IMPORTANT: ID for the child + Proof of your home address MUST be provided along with this form.

Acceptable proof of address includes;

  • a copy of your most recent council tax bill 

  • a copy of a recent utility bill (gas, water, electric etc., dated within the last six months) 

  • a solicitor's letter confirming contracts have been exchanged and specifying a completion date and the new address. 

  • a signed and dated tenancy agreement from either Birmingham City Council or a known Birmingham Housing Association, and the commencement date 

  • an official government agency letter regarding state benefits or pensions 

Failure to provide acceptable evidence may affect your child’s eligibility to join our Waiting List.