Applying for In Year Admissions 2012-13
Important note: The process for dealing with In Year admissions is changing for September 2013. Please read the information below.
What is an In Year admission?
An In Year admission is when a child already attends a school but wishes to transfer to another school outside of the usual transfer time, for example because the child is moving to a new address. These transfers take place during the academic year, which is why they are referred to as In Year admissions.
Changes to the In Year process for September 2013
Currently all In Year admissions must be coordinated by local authorities. This means that parents must apply for a school place direct to the local authority where they live and all offers of school places are made by the local authority on behalf of schools. All maintained schools and academies are required to take part in In Year coordination. Hertfordshire County Council is the local authority for all families living in Hertfordshire.
However, from September 2013 schools can choose to accept In Year applications direct from parents. Although most schools in Hertfordshire have chosen to continue to take part in In Year co-ordination, some will start to accept and respond to applications direct.
Full details of the In Year admissions process for September 2013 will be available on these web pages from late May 2013, including:
- A timeline for applications for 2013/14
- Details of schools that will accept applications direct
- Details of schools that will remain part of co-ordination
- New application forms
- New guidance for parents
Please note that we are unable to accept In Year applications for school places for September 2013 until after 27 May 2013.
Making An Application
If you live in Hertfordshire, you must use the In Year application form available below to apply for all schools including voluntary aided and foundation schools and academies. If you live outside Hertfordshire, you should apply to the local authority where your child lives.
The In Year application form below is editable so you are able to complete it electronically and submit it to us by email. Alternatively, you can print the form to fill in by hand and post back to us. You must also ask your child's current school to complete and return Part A - this is also editable and can be completed by the school and submited by email.
- In Year application form 2012-13 (PDF file 173KB)
- Part A - to be completed by current school (PDF file 287KB)
- In Year application guidance booklet 2012-13 (PDF file 188KB)
We aim to repond to applications within 10 working days.
Hertfordshire schools are very popular and many will already be full in some or all year groups. The link, 'Vacancy Information at Hertfordshire Schools', gives a guide to which school may have vacancies.
It will not always be possible to offer you a place at the school you want for your child. Admission arrangements decide which children get a place when there are more applications than places available. These arrangements must be fair and follow the requirements of the School Admissions Code. Use the link 'School Directories and Admissions Arrangements' on the left for information on the In Year admission arrangements for individual schools and for details of the schools in each area.
You can use the link 'Find your nearest school' to find schools closest to your home address.
Please see the link on the left for 'Frequently Asked Questions'.