In-year school application

The in-year admissions process must be used if you wish to change the school your child is currently attending. For example, if you move and your child can no longer attend their current school.

Before making an application, parents should make sure their child is able to start at the school within 20 school days from the date of the application.

Not all Bracknell Forest schools participate in our in-year co-ordinated scheme. 

The process is explained in the guide to in-year admissions 2024 to 2025. You must read this before applying. 

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Make an in-year school application

Additional forms

Make sure you read the admissions arrangements for the schools you wish to apply for and submit any relevant additional forms.

For voluntary aided schools and academies, where the forms are not included below, these can be found on the school’s website if applicable.

You must send the relevant additional forms at the same time that you make your in-year application. Send the additional forms to either or the school as relevant.

After you apply to change schools

Offer of a place

If we are able to offer your child a place, we will notify you by email. Then you need to contact the school to finalise the admission.

If your child fails to start at the date agreed with the school and we have not been made aware of alternative arrangements for the child's education, your details will be passed to Education Welfare. As a local authority it is our duty to make sure a child of statutory school age is receiving full-time education.

Refusal of a place

If you have been refused a place at any of the preferences you listed higher than the one offered, your child will automatically be added to waiting lists for those preferences. 

It is the parent or carer's responsibility to tell us about any changes, such as a change of address, while a child's name is on the waiting list.

If a place becomes available from the waiting list, we will re-check the application before making an offer. This is to make sure the ranking is still accurate.

The information on this page is correct at the time it was published. However, it is subject to change in line with any changes to government guidance and legislation.

Contact information

School Admissions team