In year admissions

If you are thinking about moving your child to another school during the academic year, you should first raise the matter with his/her headteacher. This is because it may be possible to resolve any issues your child is experiencing without changing schools. If you still feel it would be better for your child to change school, you can apply for an in year place.

Please note, if your child is currently in year 6 at primary school or is currently in years 10 or 11 and studying for their GCSE exams at secondary school, we discourage any disruption to the child’s education unless there are exceptional circumstances (eg a change of address). It's important that your child remains at their current school until an alternative place has been found at another school

How to apply

Depending on your circumstance you must apply using one of the routes below:

Transferring your child from one Southwark school to another Southwark school

If your child is currently attending a Southwark school and you plan to apply for a place at another Southwark school, you must complete the Southwark in year application form (pdf, 57kb). You can also request a paper copy of the in year application form from the school directly.

You must then return the completed in year application form directly to the school you are applying to.

Making a new in year application to a Southwark school

If your child is currently not attending a Southwark school and you would like to apply for an in year place at a Southwark school, you must  complete the Southwark in year application form (pdf, 57kb).

You must then return the completed in year application form by post to:

School admissions team (4th floor)
Hub 2, Children’s and Adults Services
Southwark Council
PO Box 64529
London, SE1P 5LX

Or by email to inyear.admissions@southwark.gov.uk  

Applying to a school outside of Southwark

If you would like to apply for a school outside of Southwark, you will need to contact the borough where the school is located to ask about their application arrangements.

Families who are applying for a voluntary aided (church) schools, academy, foundation or free school, must contact the school directly to ask if they are required to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). All completed SIFs must be returned directly to the school of application

 For further information please view Southwark Council’s in year admissions application process flow chart (pdf, 40kb).

Page last updated: 14 September 2018