Apply to move school

Before you apply

Parents or carers can apply for a mid-year place at any time.

There is no guarantee that a place will be available at your preferred school.

You do not need to apply for a mid-year place if your child will:

When starting school in these years there is a separate process to apply for a school place.

You must check if your child is eligible for free or post-16 school transport.

Please read the relevant guide:

You can use our directory to find out more about a school:

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School issues

If your child is unhappy, discuss this with your child’s headteacher first. Only make a midyear application if you are sure the issue cannot be resolved.

If your child has special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and you need further advice, email [email protected] or call 0800 195 1635.

If you are thinking of moving schools because your child is at risk of being excluded, email [email protected]