Apply for a school place

Making changes to your application

Tell us if your circumstances have changed or you need to make changes to your school application.

Changes in your circumstances

You need to tell us immediately if there are changes in your circumstances that affect your application. Let us know if:

  • you have moved home
  • your child's sibling has left or joined a school you've applied to
  • your child has left a feeder school 

If you do not tell us about changes, we may withdraw your school offer. If you're unsure if a change affects your application, please contact us.

If you're moving home

You must let us know if you move house before your child starts at their new school.

We can only update your address once you've moved into the new property and you've sent us evidence.

When to send evidence

You should send us evidence as soon as you have it and no later than a month after you've moved. 

You should send us the evidence by:

  • 28 February 2024 for primary schools
  • 31 December 2023 for secondary schools

If you submit evidence after these dates, we will not be able to take it into account until after offer day.

Some schools have earlier deadlines for making changes. Check if these dates apply on each school's admissions policy.

What evidence we'll need

You'll need to email us evidence that you have left your old property and evidence of your new address. 

To show you have left your previous address send us a copy of (one of the following):

  • an exit utility bill (gas, electricity, water, landline phone)
  • a completion of sale document
  • a landlord notice to leave

To show you have moved to your new address send us a copy of (one of the following):

  • tenancy agreement for a rented property
  • house purchase completion (not exchange)
If you do not have the evidence

If you do not have these documents, send us as much evidence as possible to show you've moved house. You should also explain why you do not have them.          

We will review it and make a decision about whether this evidence is enough.          


Changing the schools you've applied for

You can email us to:

  • change the schools you've applied for
  • change your preference order

If your circumstances have not changed, you will need to let us know by:

  • 12 February 2024 for primary schools
  • 28 November 2023 for secondary schools
Some schools have earlier deadlines for making changes. Check if these dates apply on each school's admissions policy.

If you change your application after these dates, your application will be treated with lower priority than applications submitted on time.

Where to send changes

Let us know about any changes by emailing:

Use this form to give us your comments. Do not use it to give us personal information - please contact us if you need to get in touch.