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Transferring your child to another school

In-year admission applications are those applications requesting a transfer from one school to another outside of the normal admissions rounds, for example when a family moves address part way through a school year. (Normal admission rounds are an annual process for first admission to reception class and transferring from Year 6 to Year 7).

To apply for a transfer

All applicants should read either the primary in-year admissions information booklet for parents [pdf] or the secondary in-year information booklet for parents [pdf] before completing the application form.

You may also wish to visit the schools you are interested in. To do so please contact the schools direct to arrange a visit.

If you are new to the area you may find the map with the location the secondary schools and colleges [jpg] useful.

If you wish to apply for a place at a Warrington school you must complete the primary in-year application form [pdf] or secondary in-year application form [pdf]. Alternatively application forms are available in all Warrington schools.

Please note the application is made up of 7 sections. Sections 1 to 6 must be completed by the Parent/CarerSection 7 must be completed by your child’s current school. It is important the all sections are completed before submitting as incomplete forms will be returned. Families who are moving to Warrington from overseas need only to complete sections 1 to 6 of the application form. 

The school admissions team aim to reply to all In-Year applications within 10 school days of receiving a fully completed application. It is not possible to take school holiday periods into account as staff are not in school and therefore unable to confirm or arrange admissions.

The following schools deal with their own in-year admissions. To apply contact the school direct:

  • King’s Leadership Academy


You are not guaranteed a place at the school(s) of your preference because all schools have limits to the number of children they can admit into each year group.

If your child is refused a place at any school for which you have expressed a preference, you will be given the right to appeal against the decision. This applies whether the school is an academy, community controlled, free or faith school.

Children with Education Health and Care Plans

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan and is attending a mainstream school then the appropriate In-Year transfer application should be completed. If the child attends a special provision school then you should contact the EHCP Assessment Team in the first instance for advice on 01925 442917.