Changing school in-year
3. Changing school if you are moving house
Please bear with us at this time as we are processing a large number of applications make sure you have checked the timeline to see when you will be notified of the outcome of your application,
There is no guarantee that your preferred school will be able to offer your child a place.
When you can apply
You will need to apply for the place within 6 weeks of your planned move.
Who you apply to
You will either need to apply directly to the school or to the council. The in-year application checker will let you know who you need to apply to. Please check this before making an application.
Ensure that you have your evidence
You will need to upload your supporting evidence with your application . You cannot submit your application without it. Please ensure you know what evidence you will need to provide and that you have an electronic copy of this evidence before you start to complete the application.
Make the application
Complete the online application form. Once you have submitted your application you will receive an acknowledgment email that will confirm that we have your application.
We will email you
We will review your application and we will email you to let you know:
- that we require further evidence. You will be required to log in and submit this via your application.
- we are processing your application and we will advise you when we will write to you.
Receiving the outcome
For immediate entry
Your application will be processed when we have approved your application with the correct evidence and we will email you within 20 school days
For September 2021 entry
Your application will be processed, and we will email you depending on when we receive your application. Please see the 2021 timeline for further detail.
If you are offered a place
If a place is available at the school you would like your child to attend, you will be sent an email offering you a school place. You will need to accept the offer within 5 days, and contact the school to arrange the start date.
If you are not offered a place at one of your preferred schools
If we are unable to offer you a place at one of your preferred schools and you live in Buckinghamshire, we will offer you a place at the nearest school with a vacancy.
If your child is not offered a place at the school of your first preference, they will be automatically placed on the continued list. This will be for all the other schools which you ranked at a higher preference than the school where you received an offer.
You can also appeal the decision.
Last updated: 17 June 2021