In year admissions and school transfers

In Year School Admissions are when a child moves from one school to another during the academic year.  Within Sefton there are two different types of In Year Admission:

  1. Due to a house move (A1 application)
  2. A school transfer for reasons other than a house move (T1 application)

The information below provides you with all the information needed for you to make an In Year Admission application. Please read this information BEFORE contacting the In Year Admissions Team.

New to the area or moving house within Sefton?

If you have recently arrived in Sefton or you are looking to move in to the Sefton area and you require a new school for your child(ren) you should refer to the policy above and read the Guide for parents before you submit an 'In Year' admission application form. You must complete one application form for each child for whom you are seeking a school place. 

In Year School Admission Application Form A1 (pdf 467KB)
In Year School Admissions A Guide For Parents (pdf 683KB)

School to school transfers 

If you wish to transfer from one school to a Sefton school during the school year, for a reason other than a house move, you should refer to the policy above and read the booklet below and complete the first part of the Transfer application form (T1). 

In Year School Transfers a Guide for Parents (pdf 813KB)
In Year School Transfers Application Form T1 (pdf 331KB)

How are In Year Admission Applications Processed?

Please read our important information which explains how requests for In Year Admissions/School Transfers are processed. This includes standard timescales and what happens if the school(s) you request are full.

The full In Year School Admissions Policy including the Fair Access & School Transfer Protocols are available to view on our Policy and Reports page.

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Last Updated on Monday, November 1, 2021

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