Transferring between schools
If you wish to transfer school or are applying for a school place other than starting primary or secondary school for the first time you need to approach the school you wish to transfer to directly. Please see the related pages section for information on individual schools.
The school will give you a form to complete or you can download it from the documents section on this page. You need to return the completed form to the school either in person or by post.
If the school is able to offer you a place, you will receive a letter confirming this from the school.
If the school is unable to offer you a place the Admissions Team will contact you in writing to let you know about the other schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools.
You will have the right of appeal to an independent panel for the school you have been refused. If you want more information about the appeals process please go the related page Admissions Appeals.
You must apply for a school place using the address where your child lives for the majority of the time.
Some schools including voluntary aided, free schools, academies and trusts are their own admissions authorities and have their own individual admissions policies. You can find these on the individual schools websites or by searching for the relevant school on the schools search page under the related pages section.
Changing schools may not be the solution: Transferring schools can be very disruptive to a pupil. Although the National Curriculum is taught in all schools, they teach each part of the curriculum at different times of the year. Your child may miss important work. Before you request to transfer schools, you must talk through any problems with the current school. If you are not happy with the way the school is dealing with the problem you should speak to the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors at the school.