Children routinely change school at the following times:
- Nursery to Primary
- Infant to Junior
- Primary to Secondary
- Year 11 to Year 12
However you may wish to change your child’s school for other reasons outside the normal admissions rounds, such as moving house, we call this a midyear admission.
If you are not moving house and wish to change your child’s school for personal reasons outside the normal transfer process you should discuss this with the Headteacher of your child’s present school. This may resolve any issues which prompted you to think about changing your child’s school.
If your child is refused a place at a school because it is full you have the right to appeal.
If home to school transport is an important factor in your school choice please click here for further information.
You are advised to read all of the information in the sections below.
Children with Statements or Education, Health and Care Plans
If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan there is a different process for changing your child’s school. You should contact your child’s named officer for further information.
Frequently asked questions about applying for a midyear school place.
The Local Authority and schools have the right to investigate any concerns they may have about an application.
Information about how to apply for a midyear school place.
For the main coordinated Reception, Year 7 and Infant to Junior intake, if your child lives in England you must apply through the Local Authority where your child resides, you can name Lincolnshire schools on this application.
Making an application for a ‘looked after child’ and ‘previously looked after’ child
When you are moving home one of the first things you should do is arrange a place for your child in a new school.
Information about processing your midyear application.