From September 2013 the regulations changed for mid-term or “in-year” applications and local authorities no longer have to co-ordinate applications.
There are guidance notes to help completing the form.
The decision to move your child from one school to another should never be taken lightly. A settled placement throughout both primary and secondary school is important. If your child is having difficulties, or you are considering a transfer for other reasons, please discuss issues with your child's headteacher before making a decision.
There are a number of circumstances which the local authority may define a pupil as being “hard to place”. In such circumstances The Department for Education (DfE) requires that all local authorities have a Fair Access Protocol. This protocol has been consulted on with headteachers.
Please refer to the transfers and mid-term applications pages in the general information section of the Parents' Guide to Education in Shropshire for more detailed information on changing your child’s school.
If you apply for a school place and are advised that there is no place available, you are entitled to appeal against allocation of a school place to an independent appeals panel