Apply to change school during the academic year (in-year transfer)

Offers, key dates and appeals

Once we've approved your application, we'll email you within 15 school days.

If you are applying for a school place starting in September 2022, it is not guaranteed that you will hear back from us before the start of term as it is more difficult for us to contact schools during the holidays.

When you hear back from us will depend on when you applied; refer to the table below.

Primary school application and offer dates for September 2022

Application received Offer email sent by

3 May to 3 June

20 July

4 June to 20 July

9 September

After 21 July

23 September

Secondary school application and offer dates for September 2022

Application received Offer email sent by

3 May to 3 June

20 July

4 June to 30 June

9 September

After 1 July

23 September

What happens next

If you're offered a place at the school you'd like your child to attend, you'll:

  • be sent an email offering a place which you'll need to accept within 5 days
  • need to contact the school to arrange the start date

If you're not offered a place at one of your preferred schools, you'll be:

  • offered a place at the nearest school with a vacancy if you live in Buckinghamshire
  • placed on the continuing interest list if you're not offered a place at the school of your first preference

You can also appeal the decision.