Changing school in-year

11/18/2021 10:39:09 AM

3. Changing school if you are moving house

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.

Who to apply to

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 15 school days

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.

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Last updated: 18 November 2021

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