In year admissions - changing school during the year
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, 205KB) or Primary School Application Form (PDF, 209KB)) providing up to four preference schools. Once completed, return to the Education Access Team – Email Secondary School application / Email Primary School application.
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, 205KB) or Primary School Application Form (PDF, 209KB)) 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.
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.
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
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.
PLEASE DO NOT CHASE A RESPONSE WITHIN THE 15 WORKING DAYS. ONCE WE HAVE AN OUTCOME, WE WILL CONTACT YOU.
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.
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: 16 January 2019