In-year Primary admissions

In-Year Primary Admissions

An 'In-Year admission' is when you need to make an application to a school outside of the normal admissions round and at a time when your child should already be attending school. Normal admission rounds are for primary reception when starting statutory schooling for the first time, and for primary to secondary transfer (those children currently in Year 6).

You would normally be making an in-year application if you have recently moved, you have arrived from another country or you want to transfer your child to another school. If your child is already in school and you are considering transferring him/her to another school, you will need to be aware that places are already allocated and availability will be limited. This is of particular importance if your child is in Year 6 of primary school or Year 10 or 11 when a move at this stage of their education is highly discouraged and should only be considered if your circumstances are exceptional.

To submit your application online, please complete the interactive form

Interactive primary in-year form [PDF] (file size 1.25 MB)

For the best results please take the following steps:

  • Download the form to your computer and save locally.
  • Complete the form using Adobe Acrobat (or the equivalent on your computer).
  • Submit the completed form to this email address:

Please note: by saving the PDF form to your computer you can save it periodically meaning you don’t need to complete the whole form in one session

To send your form by post, please download the hardcopy form

Primary in-year guidance notes [PDF] (file size 577.08 KB)

Admissions and Access to Education Service Privacy Notice


Privacy Notice [PDF] (file size 355.29 KB)

Please contact the Admissions Team for further information on Tel: 020 7745 6432 / 6433 or email: