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Changing school in-year

6. Providing evidence of your move

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.

The following evidence will be required to support your in year application:

Type of house move

 Evidence we need

Property sale

  • A solicitor's letter confirming contracts have been exchanged

Or

  • A copy of one of the following documents showing your new address; current Council Tax bill, driving licence, utility bill (showing usage), or doctor’s registration letter for your child.

Property rental

  • A formal lease agreement, provided through an approved letting agency, confirming that your lease has started and showing that you will be living at the address for at least six month (page showing details of new address and last page signed by landlord and tenant).

Or

  • A copy of one of the following documents showing your new address; current Council Tax bill, driving licence, utility bill (showing usage), or doctor's registration letter for your child.

Moving back from abroad to a property you already own

  • Proof that you own the property (e.g. Land Registry document). If the property is currently being leased, we need a copy of the written notice you have given the tenants that you will be returning.
  • Copies for you and your child of both flight details of your return and passports.
  • A copy of the current Council Tax bill and a utility bill showing usage.

Child permanently moving from one parent/carer to live with another

  • Written confirmation from both parents of the new arrangements.
  •  A copy of the current Council Tax bill from the parent with whom the child is moving to live with.
  • Proof that Child Benefit is being paid to the parent with whom the child is going to be living with, or if Child Benefit is not received, a letter from the child’s GP confirming the address at which the child is registered.

Moving from abroad to live in the UK to a rental property

  • A formal lease agreement, provided through an approved letting agency, confirming that your lease has started and showing that you will be living at the address for at least six months (page showing details of new address and last page signed by landlord and tenant).

Or

  • A copy of one of the following documents showing your new address; current Council Tax bill, driving licence, utility bill (showing usage), or doctor’s registration letter for your child.

And

  • Copies for you and your child of both flight details for your return and passports.
  • Proof of residency such as an endorsed passport or entry visa will be required with the application if the child does not hold a full British Citizen passport or an European Economic Area passport.

Refuge (domestic abuse)

  • Written confirmation from the refuge that you are currently residing there.

Any other type of house move

Service Families

Children of UK Service personnel (HM forces) or other Crown Servants must be treated as meeting the residency criteria for a particular area even if no house is currently owned in that area once proof of the posting has been provided. Please provide quarters address, or if not yet available the unit postal address (including postcode). It would be advisable to attach proof of the posting (eg. copy of the Assignment Order) if available.

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Last updated: 13 July 2018

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