Moving your child between schools during the school year

How to apply for a place at an infant, junior, primary or secondary school in South Gloucestershire during the academic school year

You can change school for your child during the school year, you do not need to wait until the new school year.  To do this you need to obtain an application form, called an in-year school admissions application form, from any South Gloucestershire school. 

Infant/junior/primary school in 2019-20

Where you return the primary school application form will depend on the school.  You can choose up to three preferences on the form.  If your first preference school is a voluntary aided (VA) school or academy, return the form to that school, no matter where you live.

Voluntary aided schools and academies may require you to also complete an additional form which you can get from the school.  Proof of home address may also be required.

The school will let you know the outcome of your application.  If a school cannot offer your child a place they will tell you:

  • the reason they cannot offer a place
  • the appeal process
  • any opportunity to remain on a waiting list for a place. They will also forward your form to the lower preference school for consideration

If your first preference school is a community or controlled school, return the form to the Admissions and Transport Team, PO Box 1955, Bristol  BS37 0DE, who will let you know the outcome of your application.  They will also if necessary send a copy of your application form to the lower preference school if it is a voluntary aided school or an academy.

Secondary school in 2019/20

Secondary school applications must be made directly to the school, no matter where you live.  You are able to make up to three preferences on the form, and it should be returned to the first preference school.

If it is not possible to offer your child a place at your first preference school, a copy of the form will be passed to the school named as a second preference.

Academies may require completion of an extra form which you can get from the academy. Proof of your home address may also be required.

The school will notify you of the outcome of your application.  If a school cannot offer your child a place they will tell you:

  • the reason they cannot offer a place
  • the appeal process
  • any opportunity to remain on a waiting list for a place.  They will also send your form to the lower preference school for consideration.

If you are not sure where to return your form, you can send it to:

South Gloucestershire Council
Department for Children, Adults and Health
Admissions and Transport Team
PO Box 1955
Bristol
BS37 0DE

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