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. 

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Ensure that you have your evidence

You will need to upload your supporting documentary 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.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: 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. Please download our Tracking My Application & Further Evidence guidance notes to assist you.
  • We are processing your application and we will advise you when we will write to you.

Step 5: You can view your application online

Just log in and select ‘Track your requests’ so you can

  • Track the status of your application
  • if requested provide further information
  • view the date that you will hear from us once we have received a complete application

Step 6: We will write to you

Your application will be processed, and we will write to you depending on when we have received your application

Applications received between 20 April and 31 May will be processed by 21 July 2020

Applications received between 1 June and 21 July  will be processed by the end of August/start of school September 2020, but this may not always be possible. 

Applications received after 21 July will not be processed until after the start of school in September 2020

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus we may experience some delays with processing applications.

For most secondary schools and a number of primary schools decisions on the offer of a school place is made directly by the school not the local authority.  If school staff are not available to make these decisions then your application could be delayed  if this applies to your application, we will write to you.

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Last updated: 17 September 2020

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