Admission to school

provided by the Children's Services Department

What does 'Displaced sibling' mean?

On the application form you are asked whether the child you are applying for has a brother or sister on the roll of your preferred school (or linked school for Year R and Year 3 applications). You are asked to name them and to indicate (by way of a tick box) whether your child's sibling was 'displaced'.

For Year 7 applicants

You should tick this box if you made an on-time Year 7 application for the named brother or sister when they were in Year 6, and on the national notification date, you were allocated a place at another school because no places were available at the named catchment school for your address, your child still attends that school and you have not since moved house.

For Year R or Year 3 applicants

You should tick this box if you made an on-time Year R or Year 3 application (when they were in Year 2) for the named brother or sister, and on the notification date, you were allocated a place at another school because no places were available at the named catchment school for your address, your child still attends that school and you have not since moved house.

Validation of displaced sibling claims

The County Admission Team have a record of every child who made an on-time application in the normal admissions round and was displaced from their catchment school due to oversubscription. All claims will be validated against this central record.

Applications for children whose brother or sister is given displaced sibling status, will be prioritised and treated alongside catchment applicants with a sibling on roll of the school (or linked school for Year R and Year 3 applications).