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Apply for an in year school place

Important information

Due to the closure of schools, in year applications will not be processed until further notice. However if you have already submitted your application we will write to you if we believe your application to be incomplete or if we need further information. Once we know when schools are due to reopen we will restart the process of considering in year applications and we will write to give you the outcome at that time. In the meantime if your circumstances change and you wish to withdraw your in year application please let us know.

If your child comes under the definition of a vulnerable child or you are a critical worker and cannot keep your child safe at home, you may still be able to access school provision during this time. More information on the closure of schools and the definitions of vulnerable children and critical workers is available on the Government's website. Please also see further details on how you access a school place in these circumstances.

What are in-year admissions?

You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example, if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.

Summary of the application process

There are seven steps in the application process.

  • Step 1: Check if you can apply for in-year admission
    You check if you need to apply for in-year admission or if you should apply during the normal admissions round.
  • Step 2: What you need to know before applying
    You read information about in-year applications.
  • Step 3: Choose the schools to apply for
    You research and choose the schools that you want to apply for.
  • Step 4: Complete the application form
    You complete and return the application form together with any supplementary forms and supporting documents required.
  • Step 5: Outcome of your application
    Your application is processed and you will be contacted with the outcome.
  • Step 6: Accept or decline a place
    You decide whether to accept any place offered.
  • Step 7: Adding your child to a waiting list
    If you are not offered a place at your preferred school, you can add your child to a waiting list for a place.

Continue to step 1: Check if you can apply for in-year admission