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Moving house as primary school needs selecting

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Loubylou79 Wed 08-Jul-15 19:40:11

Hi all,
I have a quick question I hope you can help with. We are buying a house at the moment and the completion date is looking to be around October. I have to select a primary school this year as my son will start school in September 2016. My query is this. I will obviously receive the application form to make the choices around September time for my current address. We will move in October and I know the form has to be sent in by jan 2016. Will the original form only apply to schools in the area I am in now and if that's the case what do I do? Or can I just apply for local schools in my new area with the same form? Who do I need up speak to about the change of address? Finally will this cause a problem with the application?
Thank you for reading :-)

GoodArvo Wed 08-Jul-15 20:43:38

Just wait until you move and do the form using your new address. It doesn't need to be in until January. You've got plenty of time. There's no need to do the form twice.

GoodArvo Wed 08-Jul-15 20:45:28

If you're moving to a new county or area, just get a new form from the Council or apply online on the council website.

addictedtosugar Wed 08-Jul-15 20:54:35

We didn't receive a form. It was available on the council website. When you move into your new house, apply to that council. If your form is in before the cut off in Jan, it will make no difference to the application.

Hoppinggreen Wed 08-Jul-15 21:44:25

Sorry if you already knew this but you don't "select" a school, you get to express a preference.
Buying any house is no guarantee of a place at a certain school so be cautious.

ShadowFire Wed 08-Jul-15 21:54:21

We don't receive application forms here. The default option is to apply online via the council website, although you can request that the council send you a paper application form.

Anyway, if the move will be complete in October, just wait until then and either phone the council to request a new form for the new address, or apply online using the new address.

Loubylou79 Wed 08-Jul-15 22:21:44

Thank you very much for the information. And in answer to hoppinggreen, yes I am aware you put down a preference, it was probably just by wording that made it sound otherwise and we are not buying a house to get into a certain school, it's just bad timing. Really appreciate everyone taking the time to respond so I can stop worrying :-)

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