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Apply for your child to move school

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What you need to know:

  • One application must be made per child
  • You should not apply more than 6 weeks before a school place is needed (except if you are service personnel or Crown servant)
  • The address you provide must be where your child lives permanently or, in the case of separated families, the address where they spend most school nights
  • Do not use this application form if your child has special educational needs or an education health care plan. You will need the SEN application form
  • You should receive a response within 15 school days

What you might need:

  • If the child is in public care you’ll need to give the name of the council or provide a copy of the adoption order
  • If you are service personnel or Crown servant you will need to provide proof of posting
  • If you are moving house you will need to provide proof of the move, such as a tenancy agreement or exchange of contract.
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          <li>One application must be made per child</li>
          <li>You should not apply more than 6 weeks before a school place is needed (except if you are service personnel or Crown servant)</li>
          <li>The address you provide must be where your child lives permanently or, in the case of separated families, the address where they spend most school nights</li>
          <li>Do not use this application form if your child has special educational needs or an education health care plan. You will need the <a href="http://www.medway.gov.uk/docs/ Application%20form%20for%20Travel %20Assistance%20Medway%202015.doc">SEN application form</a></li>
          <li>You should receive a response within 15 school days</li>
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          <li>If the child is in public care you’ll need to give the name of the council or provide a copy of the adoption order</li>
          <li>If you are service personnel or Crown servant you will need to provide proof of posting</li>
          <li>If you are moving house you will need to provide proof of the move, such as a tenancy agreement or exchange of contract.</li>
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