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.

Waiting lists for places in Year 7 in September 2014 were established on 17 March 2014.

Waiting lists for places in Year R and Year 3 (Infant to Junior transfer) in September 2014 will be established on 30 April 2014.

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 contacted to offer 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.

If you wish to find out your child's position on a waiting list, and are applying:

  • for immediate entry (in-year admission), please contact the school.

  • for a September 2014 place in Year R, Year 3 or Year 7, you should contact the County Admissions Team.