- Step 1: Check if you can apply for in-year admission
- Step 2: What you need to know before applying
- Step 3: Choose the schools to apply for
- Step 4: Complete the application form
- Step 5: Complete any supplementary forms
- Step 6: Outcome of your application
- Step 7: Accept or decline a place
- Step 8: Adding or keeping your child on a waiting list
Summary of this step
You must check if you can apply for in-year application, or if you should apply during the normal admissions round instead.
You can make an in-year application if you need to join a school outside of the normal admissions round.
You do not need to apply for in-year admission if your child is currently:
- in year 2 at infant school and you want to apply for them to move in September to junior school or a primary school with a year 3 intake – you should apply for a primary school place.
- in year 6 at primary or junior school and you want to apply for them to move to year 7 at secondary school in September – you should apply for a secondary school place.
- looked after by a local authority. You should not complete the in-year application form. Instead the child's social worker should contact Admissions to request an in-year application form for children in care to apply for a school place.
- in receipt of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) - you must liaise with your child's case officer.
You can apply for in-year admission if:
- you are moving house to Surrey, or within Surrey, and your child cannot continue at their current school.
- your child is being educated at home and you want them to attend a mainstream school instead.
- your child is currently in year 2 at infant school and you want to apply for them to move in September to a primary school that doesn't have a year 3 intake.
- your child is already at school, but you want to move them to a different school.