Transferring schools or new to Wakefield

‘In-year application’

  • You can apply for any school in the Wakefield District that covers your child’s age group and you can choose up to five preferences on your application form, regardless of where you currently live
  • If you wish to apply for a school outside of the district, you will need to contact the relevant Local Authority

To request an application form, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01924 306052 or email admissions@wakefield.gov.uk

You will be asked to provide your child’s name, date of birth, your current address and your child’s current or previous school.

Information about completing your application form

Change of address

If you are applying for a change of school because you have moved or are moving house you must:

  • Fully complete all sections in Part A of the form
  • Arrange for your child’s current or previous school to complete Part B of the form.  If you have moved to Wakefield and are unable to contact the previous school, please attach a copy of the last school report
  • Once the School Admissions Team have received both Part A and Part B of the application form, your request to change schools will be processed. Wherever possible, the School Admissions Team will aim to allocate a school place within 20 school days.

Transfer

If you are applying for a change of school for reasons other than a change of address you must

  • Fully complete all sections in Part A of the form
  • Arrange for your child’s current school to complete Part B of the form
  • If your form is returned to School Admissions without both Part A and Part B fully completed, it will not be processed

Transfers can be extremely disruptive to a child’s education and can be complex to deal with; we ask that every possible step is taken to try and resolve any concerns about your child’s education or well being at school before the transfer request is made. You can discuss your concerns with any number of staff members at the school or a member of the governing body and we ask for evidence of this on the transfer form.

Until a school transfer is agreed, your child must continue to attend their present school.

For more information, contact us.

Contact us

School Admissions

Wakefield Council
County Hall
Bond Street
Wakefield
WF1 2QL

01924 306 052