In year admissions and school transfers

IMPORTANT: FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2021 THE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CODE 2021 COMES INTO EFFECT WHICH WILL RESULT IN SOME CHANGES TO THE IN YEAR SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS & TIMEFRAMES FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS. The information contained on this page refers to the current process (prior to Sept 2021). New information will be published as soon as possible. 

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.

In Year Admissions Policy 2019 20 (pdf 868KB)
Fair Access Policy Addendum Feb 2021 (pdf 123KB)

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.

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Last Updated on Friday, August 27, 2021

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