In year admissions
If you're 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 Southwark Council’s in year application form (pdf, 62kb). You must then return the completed in year application form directly to the school you're applying to.
Making a new in year application to a Southwark school
If your child is currently not attending a Southwark school and you'd like to apply for an in year place at a Southwark school, you must complete Southwark Council’s in year application form (pdf, 62kb).
You must then return the completed in year application form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not return your application or supporting documents by post as we will not be able to accept these.
Applying to a school outside of Southwark
If you'd like to apply for a school outside of Southwark, you'll 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, view Southwark Council’s in year admissions application process flow chart (pdf, 36kb).
Page last updated: 04 September 2020