Zane Smart, aged 15, died from his injuries after being allegedly stabbed in The Haymarket area of Pendeford in Wolverhampton on May 27.
A teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on Tuesday appeared at the crown court charged with his murder. No pleas were given at the preliminary hearing, but a provisional trial date was set for February 6 next year.
There was no application for bail.
Judge Michael Chambers QC remanded the defendant in youth detention until next month.