Last updated:
10 September 2015

Moving school

Apply for an in-year admission to move your child to a different school.

1 Overview

If your child needs to move to another school within the same year, you will need to apply for an in-year admission. You can apply for an in-year admission at any time of the year.

There is no guarantee that a place will be available at your preferred school. Before you apply make sure that you read the admissions criteria.

2 Moving to or within West Sussex

If you are applying for a school place in West Sussex the application form you need to complete depends on the school you are applying to, as some schools manage their own admissions.

Before applying, you can find your catchment area school and find out more about the schools you are interested in by searching the schools directory

You should also read the guidance notes which have more information about the in-year admission process: 

Applying to a school where we manage the admissions

To apply for a place at a community or controlled school where we manage their admissions:

Applying to a school where the school manages the admissions

To apply for a place at a school that manages its own admissions: 

Application forms for schools that manage their own admissions can also be obtained direct from the school.

Applying to a combination of schools

If you are applying to schools where we manage their admissions and schools who manage their own admissions, you will need to complete an In-year application - WSCC-managed admissions (IYA/WSCCMA) form and as many School-managed admissions (IYA/SMA) forms as required.

Supplementary information forms

Regardless of who manages their admissions, some schools might also ask you to complete a supplementary information form as well as an application form. The form helps schools gather additional information so applications can be considered correctly against their oversubscription criteria.

The forms are available on the oversubscription criteria 2015/16 page or by contacting the school

3 Applying for a place from outside England

If you are living in the UK but outside England, please apply for a West Sussex school by completing the relevant In-year application form.

If you are living outside the UK, please contact Pupil Admissions for advice on whether you are entitled to apply for a place in a West Sussex school.

4 Moving out of West Sussex

If you are moving out of West Sussex then you will need to apply direct via the new local authority for the area you are moving to, and in some cases direct to the school.

You can find out who your local authority will be on GOV.UK.

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