Apply to change school during the school year
If you're moving house, moving into County Durham, or have another reason for wanting to change schools, the information on this page will help.
Apply for a primary school change because of a house move
Please note, this form is not for a primary school transfer for any other reason other than a house move and is not for a secondary school transfer.
Once your application is submitted, we'll contact you as soon as possible to tell you whether your transfer request has been successful.
Secondary school transfers and primary school transfers for reasons other than a house move
If you wish to move secondary schools or wish to move primary schools for reasons other than a house move, you should contact us in the first instance to discuss, and, where appropriate, we will issue an application form.
Prior to contacting us you may wish to read theand consider the following:
- could the present difficulties be resolved?
- is a move really in my child's best interests?
- will my child make new friends?
- will my child have a fresh start or just face the same problems?
- what will be the effect on my child's education?
- will my child qualify for Home to school transport (if your preferred school is not the nearest suitable school with places)
If your child has a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan please contact the SEND team on 03000 265878 for further advice.
You will be given a date by which you must take up the school place. You should also contact the school for more details of what you need to do.
If we cannot offer you a place at your chosen school we will add your child's name to the school's waiting list. You can also appeal against a school place decision - if you are considering appealing for a school place contact us.
Travel to school following a change of school
If the school is now not your nearest suitable school, you may be affected by our home to school transport policies.
Applying for a school place for the start of a school year
If your child is due to start primary or secondary school, you should check Timelines and important dates for primary school applications or Timelines and important dates for secondary school applications for when school place applications open.
- School places and admissions
- 03000 265 896
Our address is:
- School Places and Admissions
- Children and Young People's Services
- Green Lane
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DL16 6JQ