1. Making an in-year application
Coronavirus and In Year applications (29 May)
Applications remain closed for immediate admission. If you made an application for immediate admission prior to 23 March (this is the day lockdown began) your application will be processed for admission in September.
Applications received from 20 April for admission in September will be processed in accordance with the published timeline.
Applications for children received for immediate admission can be offered for children to start in the relevant year groups (R, Y1 and Y6), this includes applications prior to 23 March (this is the day lockdown began). For all other year groups applications remain closed for immediate admissions unless government guidance allows for the return to school of additional year groups before September 2020.
If you have moved or intend to move into the county of Buckinghamshire and your child is not currently on a school roll then please complete our contact us form providing your child’s information. Key worker and vulnerable children will be prioritised.
We will continue to seek advice from the Department for Education so it is important that you check this webpage on a regular basis for any changes to the current arrangements.
How you make an application will depend on why you wish to move school:
- if you wish to move schools but are not moving house, you can use our online application form.
- if you are moving house you can use our online application form
- if you are moving to grammar school your child will need to take a transfer test
You can only make an in-year application 6 weeks before you intend to move schools.
Find the schools near to you
Use our 'Find your child a school place' service to find information about the schools you are interested in including:
- catchment areas
- OFSTED report
- admission numbers
- admission rules
Check for school places
Many Buckinghamshire schools will already be full and may only have occasional vacancies when a child leaves the school.
As vacancies can change on a daily basis any information about vacancies received direct from a school, is only valid at the time the information is provided.
Fair Access Protocol
We have a Fair Access Protocol which ensures that vulnerable groups of children can quickly access school places.
The protocol ensures that all schools take an equal number of children who may, for a variety of reasons, need more support. These children can take precedence over all other children on a school's continuing interest list.
Please note that removing your child from their current school when you do not have an alternative school place for them, will not give them priority under Fair Access.