Move to a different school (in-year applications 2023/2024)

Find out what you need to know before, during and after applying for your child to move to a different school during the 2023/2024 school year.

Parents and carers can make an in-year application for their child to go to a new school:

  • during the school year
  • at the start of the school year but in a different age group from the school's normal year of entry

How you make an in-year application depends on which school or schools you want to apply for: 

  • Suffolk County Council deals with in-year applications for community and voluntary controlled schools
  • Voluntary aided, free schools and academies deal with their in-year applications directly

The list of schools' details, admissions policies and Supplementary Information Forms for the 2023/2024 school year shows where you need to apply to for each school.

Please be aware: You must consider how your child will travel to and from school before you apply for a school place. Your child might not be eligible for funded school travel to their catchment area school if this is not the nearest suitable school.

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