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Changing or moving school

Apply to change school during the academic year (in-year transfers).

In-year fair access protocol

The 2021 School Admissions Code requires all state-funded mainstream schools to take part in their local authority's Fair Access Protocol (pdf format, 185Kb). The protocol ensures that we offer unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable places:

  • promptly 
  • at a suitable school.

We only use the protocol for the in-year admission of children who are difficult to place, particularly those with challenging behaviour or where a child is in need of a school place and places are not available.