Apply for a new lower or primary school place

Changing your mind about a lower or primary school place

If you would like to change the school preferences on your application, or the order you have listed them, you need to complete a change of preference form (or we can post one out to you on request).

Changes received by the School Admissions team before or on the 15 January 2020 will be processed as on-time, your application will be amended to reflect the changes and these will be considered in the allocation.

If you make a change to your application from 16 January 2020, these changes will not be processed until the late allocation round. Your original application will be processed in the on-time allocation as normal, we will write to you with the results of the original allocation on offer day, and the application will not be amended until after this time. The late changes of preference will be processed in the late allocation rounds.      

Making a change of preference means:

  • any previous preferences will be discarded on submission of the form
  • if a place can be offered at any of the new preference schools, the original offer will be automatically withdrawn
  • if you want your child to stay on the waiting list(s) for school(s) at which you have been declined for, you need to include this as higher preferences on the form