Admission to school

provided by the Children's Services Department

Waiting lists

When all available places have been allocated, a waiting list will be established for each over-subscribed school.

Your child will automatically be included on the waiting list of any school you named on your application that was a higher preference than the school where your child was allocated a place.  

Your child's position on a waiting list is determined by the priority ordered in the school's admission policy. For example: living in the school's catchment area; having a brother or sister at the school or the distance from your home to school. This is why it is important that you notify the Admissions Team if you move house, or have another child start at the school. It does not take account of the length of time your child's name has been on the waiting list.

When a place becomes available, the parent(s) of the child whose name is at the top of the waiting list will be offered the place.

The waiting list will be reviewed and revised–

  • each time a child is added to, or removed from, the waiting list;

  • when a child’s changed circumstances will affect their priority;

  • at the end of each school year, when parents with a child on the waiting list will be contacted and asked if they wish to remain on the list for the following school year.

Waiting lists for Year 7 admissions for September 2015 will be created on 16 March 2015.  For Year R and Year 3 in September, they will be created on 30 April 2015.  

If you have applied for an immediate entry (in-year admission) and wish to find out your child's position on a waiting list, please contact the school.