It sometimes happens that a child needs to change school other than at the “normal” time; such admissions are known as non-routine or in-year admissions. Parents wishing their child to attend this school should arrange to visit the school. They will be provided with an application form once they have a definite local address. If there is a place in the appropriate class, then the governors will arrange for the admission to take place. If there is no place, then the admissions committee will consider the application and information about how to appeal against the refusal will be provided. Appeals for children moving into the area will not be considered until there is evidence of a permanent address, e.g. exchange of contracts or tenancy agreement with rent book.
Please note that you cannot re-appeal for a place at a school within the same school year unless there has been relevant, significant and material change in the family circumstances.
Appeals for children moving into the area will not be considered until there is evidence of a permanent address, e.g. exchange of contracts or tenancy agreement with rent book.
If the Governors' delegate turns down an application for a child fulfilling the above conditions, parents have the right to make an appeal to the Appeals Committee.
This appeal should be sent in writing to the Local Authority within fourteen days of refusal of admission giving reasons for admission to the school.
Arrangements for appeal will be made by the Local Authority. The decision of the Appeals Committee is binding to all parties and will be communicated in writing to the parents of the child. Appeal forms are available from school.