In year admissions - changing school during the year

Applications for September 2019 - The timetable for making applications for a place in September is set out below. Please be aware that if your child’s name is currently on a waiting list for a community or voluntary controlled school, they will automatically be transferred over to the waiting list for September 2019. A list of community and voluntary controlled schools can be found below. There is no need to make a new in year application.

List of Maintained and Voluntary Controlled Schools (PDF, 180KB)

We normally seek to process applications within 15 school days of receipt and will contact you as soon as we have processed your application.

Please note:  there is no guarantee that a place will be available at your preferred school or at your catchment school.  

Timeline for processing in-year applications for September 2019

We will process fully completed applications* in accordance with the timetable below:

Applications recieved from 1 June 2019 to 14 June 2019 - we will aim to process applications before 19 July 2019.

Applications received from 15 June 2019 to 31 August 2019 - This is a busy time of year for people seeking to change schools and some schools, that are responsible for their own admissions, may not be available throughout the summer holidays. Whilst we aim to process applications during this period, it may not be possible to confirm an outcome until schools return in September 2019.

We strongly advise parents that want to change schools in September to apply as soon as possible.

*Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is important that the section from your current school is completed before schools close for the summer

Moving into Milton Keynes

Moving within Milton Keynes

Moving outside of Milton keynes

Moving into Milton Keynes

If you are moving into Milton Keynes and want to apply for a school place you will need to complete either a Secondary School Application Form (PDF, 202KB) or Primary School Application Form (PDF, 206KB) providing up to four preference schools.  Once completed, return to the Education Access Team – Email Secondary School application / Email Primary School application.

Proof of address

We require proof of your Milton Keynes address. You must include with your application either:

  • a solicitor’s letter to confirm exchange of contracts
  • or a copy of your signed tenancy agreement is required to support your application
  • or Milton Keynes council tax reference number
  • Your application will not be processed until your child/ren is/are resident within the country
  • If you have moved from overseas you must provide a copy of your child’s passport and visa or EEA residence card.
  • Please note incomplete application forms will not be processed.

If there is any doubt about the legality of the move, we may request further proof

Moving within Milton Keynes

If you are changing your address within Milton Keynes and want to apply for a different school place you will need to complete either a  Secondary School Application Form (PDF, 202KB)or Primary School Application Form (PDF, 206KB) providing up to four preference schools.  Once completed, return to the Education Access Team – Email Secondary School application / Email Primary School application.

If one of your preference schools are one of the schools listed below, you will need to contact them directly:

  • New Chapter Primary School
  • The Premier Academy

When completing the application, ensure that all information has been completed correctly and no information missed.  Any mistakes could affect your application.

For in-year applications, an offer is based on what is available at the time of application. Often the most popular schools are full and it is advisable to include your catchment school.

Parents can state up to four preferences on the application form.  If it is not possible to offer a place at any of your preferred schools, we will approach the school nearest to your home address with a vacancy to request a place.

Brooklands Farm Primary School - Campus Transfer Requests 2019

The deadline for submitting a campus transfer request was Friday 14 June 2019.  No requests will be considered after this date.  If your child is in current Year R to Year 5 at the school and you wish to request a campus transfer, you can only do this during the summer term.  Please check the website at a later date for the timeline for campus transfer requests for 2020.  You can read the campus allocation policy here (PDF, 194KB).

Moving outside of Milton Keynes

If you are moving out of Milton Keynes you will need to apply to the local authority where you are moving to for a school place.

Processing of applications

We aim to process your application within 15 school days (excluding weekends and school holidays).  Milton Keynes Council is responsible for admissions to community and voluntary controlled schools.  Other schools are responsible for their own admissions.  In these cases, we forward your application onto the relevant school(s) and await their decision.  This may delay the decision being made within the 15 school days.

Once a decision has been made, if an email address has been provided on the application form, the outcome will be emailed to you.  If not, the outcome will be sent to you via second class post.


Admission outside of chronological year group

The majority of children are usually educated in their chronological year group, although sometimes parents wish to consider admission outside of their child’s chronological year group. If this is something you are considering please read the information here (PDF, 224KB).

Fair Access Protocol

When seeking a school place during the year, some children who are eligible will be allocated a place under a Fair Access Protocol.  For more information, please read either the Secondary Fair Access Protocol (PDF, 355KB) or Primary Fair Access Protocol (PDF, 290KB).

What happens next?

Once you receive an offer you must contact the school within 10 school days to accept the place or you must contact the school admissions team to decline the offer.  If you do not make contact we will assume you do not want the school place and we will withdraw the offer.

If your application has been declined, find out how to appeal or join the waiting list

Information relating to attending schools

Home to school transport

Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring their children attend school regularly and for arranging their safe arrival at school and journey home at the end of the day.  See if your child is eligible for assistance in getting to and from school and how to apply.

Free school meals

Parents and carers who receive certain benefits may be eligible for either pupil premium funding or free school meals.  Find out the eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Find out what support is available for a child with special education needs.  If you have any queries about your child’s special needs or wish to request a leaflet explaining the transfer process, please contact the SEN casework team

Last Updated: 3 October 2019