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In-Year Applications

· An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form by following the link below.

· Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements, will be applied.

· Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

· If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

· You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

· You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

· If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact


· You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority




We have a deadline for lodging appeals which allows those making an appeal at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal.


In the event of an appeal, we would make reasonable deadlines for:

  • those making an appeal to submit additional evidence
  • admission authorities to submit their evidence
  • the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties


We would ensure that those making an appeal receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing.


We would ensure that decision letters are sent within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible.