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W​aiting Lists – Important Changes

This year we have changed the way we manage waiting lists.  Please make sure that you have read our Waiting Lists page to understand what you may need to do

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9. How we manage on time and late applications


It is very important that you make your application on time. This table below shows how we manage applications we get on time, and any that are late

Date we receive your application Do you think you have exceptional reasons for your late application? Will your application be treated as on time? When you will know which school your child has been offered
By 15 January 2018 N/A Yes 16 April 2018
By 29 January 2018 Yes - Evidence included and agreed * Yes 16 April 2018
By 29 January 2018 Yes - Evidence included and not agreed No 16 April 2018
By 29 January 2018 No No 16 April 2018

* For example, you may have been ill for a long time, or there may have been a family bereavement, which prevented you from applying by the deadline. Moving into the area is not an exceptional reason for applying late.

If an application is late we will not look at it until after all those that we received on time. The only exception would be if we received your application by 29 January 2018 and you have included independent professional evidence which we agree shows why you could not apply on time.

Please also see section 8 if you are a Service or Crown Servant family.  If we receive your application and supporting evidence by 12 February 2018 we will treat your application as timely.

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Last updated: 6 April 2018

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