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Applying for a school place during the school year

If you move to the area during the school year or your child needs to move school for other reasons, you will need to apply for a school place by contacting the school directly using the forms below.

Please note: An application is not an in-year application if your child is due to:

  • Start school in reception for the first time in September 2023
  • Transfer from year 2 to a dedicated junior school in 2023
  • Start year 7 in a secondary school for the first time in September 2023

In these circumstances please refer back to the School Admissions page and follow the instructions to apply for a school place.


How to apply for an in-year admission

Parents and Guardians should complete an in-year application form and send this to their preferred school for consideration of a place.

Please apply directly to each school as Gloucestershire County Council do not coordinate In Year Admissions for any school.

To view your nearest school, please enter your chosen postcode into the address search at  There are options to show nearest primary, infant, junior or  secondary school on the map.  Click on the school you are interested in and you will find the contact details for each school listed under the heading “Booklet Page”  

You will need to complete an In-year application form - AUG 2021 V3 (DOCX, 53.2 KB)   for each child. Alternatively you can complete a PDF version of the In-year application form - AUG 2021 (PDF, 272.5 KB) . This can then be posted or taken into the school you have chosen.

Alternatively, you can complete and send the form directly to the school by email.

Once you have applied directly to the preferred school(s), each school will be responsible for liaising with the parent in relation to their decision within 10-15 school days.


Parents who have been refused a place at their preferred school must be advised of their legal right of appeal. In addition, parents will be referred to the County Council for further assistance in securing a school place.


All schools must advise the County Council of each application received, and the outcome, ideally within 2 school days of the decision.

For a more detailed explanation please refer to our In-Year School Admissions Guidance booklet 2022-2023.

More information and help

If your preferred school does not have any places, we can advise you on how to appeal and how to apply for other schools in the area.

For more information contact us:


Phone: 01452 426015

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