Parental responsibility

Information on parental responsibility when applying for a school place.

Only one application can be processed for each child and only one offer of a school place made.

Disputes on the preferred schools by those with parental responsibility should be settled between the parties. We will not become involved in any parental disputes.

If a person with parental responsibility submits an application that is disputed by another person with parental responsibility, or if more than one person with parental responsibility submits an application with different preferences, then those applicants may need to settle the matter through the courts.

If no agreement is reached by our published key dates, we will decide which application to process and will offer only one school place.

Failing to disclose information can result in a delay in offering a school place or an offer being withdrawn.

Last updated:
7 January 2020
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