Applying during the school year


With the closure of schools we envisage a serious delay to any in-year applications for school places and you are unlikely to receive a response until the schools re-open.

Keyworkers and parents of vulnerable children or young people who do not have a school place should contact their local school or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support

You can ask to change schools at any time. However changing schools in Years 9, 10 and 11 should be a last resort and we advise against it if you can avoid it.

After you have found the right school for your child, please apply. We aim to process requests within 15 school days.

If there are places available, your child will be offered a place.

If the school does not have a place you have a right to appeal or join a waiting list.

Apply for a school place

Moving house

We will only use a new address for the purpose of allocating a school place when either

  • contracts have been exchanged
  • when a tenancy agreement has been signed.

Without this evidence, we will process your application based on your existing address. We may also ask for additional evidence to confirm a move has taken place, for example

  • a copy of a council tax or utility bill for your new address
  • evidence that you will not be returning to your previous address.