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Before you apply

If your child is at primary, junior or secondary school and you want to move them to a different school during the school year, you need to apply. This is called a mid-term or in-year transfer.

If you are applying for an Academy, Foundation, Voluntary Aided school, Trust school or Free school, you need to check with the school whether a supplementary application form is needed.

You should think very carefully whether moving your child to another school is the best option for your child.

Most problems parents and children have can be sorted out by talking to the child or speaking to relevant people at the school eg teachers, tutors, Head of Year, Headteacher, school Education Welfare Officer.

There is no guarantee that your preferred school(s) will be able to offer your child a place. You should not remove your child from their current school before you have an offer of a place at another school.


Apply online for a school place

Apply online - applying online is secure and is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

If you can't apply online, download the application form below:

Common admission application form    Opens new window

What happens next

  • We aim to process all mid-term applications within 20 school days, although at peak times it may take longer.
  • Please be aware if you have not applied by 16 June, it is very unlikely that you will get a new school place secured for the start of the autumn term, due to school closures over the summer.
  • If you are unsuccessful, you have a right to appeal against as school place. Your results letter will outline the process.
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