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In-year transfers between primary schools

It is important to remember that a transfer from one school to another can be very unsettling for children and for the school.  Important factors that you should consider are friendships, continuity of the curriculum and attendance patterns.

However in certain circumstances it may be necessary for you to consider moving your child to another school.  You should always discuss a transfer with your child’s existing school before making a decision.

The local authority offers a free choice adviser service.  If you wish to discuss a possible transfer of school you could speak to the choice adviser on 300 300 who will be happy to provide you with advice and information.
If you decide that you do want to request a transfer to another school you will need to contact the admissions team who will send a form for you to complete and return. 

Applications will then be processed and where a place can be allocated a letter of allocation will be sent to you.  If we are unable to allocate a place you will be offered the right of appeal.

Community primary schools and the voluntary controlled primary school
We will send you an appeal form when we write to tell you which school your child has been given a place at. Complete this form and return it to the admissions team by the date specified on the appeal form. The appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the closing date for appeals by an independent appeal panel arranged locally.

Voluntary aided schools, trust schools and academies
Appeals against refusal of admission to a voluntary aided school, trust school or academy are the responsibility of the governors of that school. Voluntary aided schools and academies are responsible for their own admissions and have their own allocation criteria, which is available from the school.

If your child has a statement of special educational needs
If your child has a statement of special educational needs you would need to appeal through the special educational needs and disability tribunal. Please contact special needs staff on 01482 300 300 for further information.

Pupils who move into the city from other areas

Please contact the council’s admissions team to make your request. You will be sent a form to complete and return. On receipt of the returned form the admissions team will process your request.  If you wish to discuss the transfer we also offer a free choice advice service. 

The choice advisor can be contacted on 300 300 and will answer any queries you may have about the transfer process.

If a place is available for your child, a letter of allocation will be sent to you.  If we are unable to offer a place you will be offered the right of appeal and an appeal form and guidance notes will be sent to you.

If we are unable to offer a place at any of your preferred schools we will ask the choice advisor to contact you to discuss your options.

For pupils having statements of special educational needs, the allocation will be decided by the Hull City Council’s special educational needs team. To speak to the team please telephone 01482 300 300.




Contact us

Admissions team
Children and young people's services
Hull City Council
Treasury Building
Guildhall Road
Hull
HU1 2AB

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Email: lsadmissions@hullcc.gov.uk

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