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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.

Kingswood Parks Primary School

Kingswood Parks Primary School, is now inviting parents to complete an expression of interest form if you think you will want to transfer your child to this school from September 2014.  This expression of interest will apply to parents of children who are currently attending a school in Reception and years 1 to 5.  Applications for an In Year Transfer to the school will available at a later date.  You do not have to complete an expression of interest in order to apply for a place at the school.

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 and you want to apply for a place in the new reception class for September 2014 should request a Common Application Form from the Admissions Team.

The Multi Academy Trust for the School will be offering parents the chance to attend a meeting where they can find out more information regarding the new school and ask any questions.  At this time, a date and venue has not yet been arranged but details be posted on this website as soon as they are available.

Download the Expression of Interest Form below


How to Appeal

If you have not been offered your preferred school as an in-year transfer, you will be sent an appeal form with your allocation letter for you to make a formal appeal. Details of how to appeal will be on your appeal form.

If you wish to appeal for a place in a trust school, voluntary aided school, academy or free school you should appeal directly to the governing body of that school.

If your child has a statement of special educational needs you need to appeal through the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. Please contact special educational needs team on 01482 300 300 for further information.

Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the closing date for appeals by an independent appeal panel arranged locally.

How many times you can appeal
During any academic year you can only appeal once for a particular school. Hull City Council will only consider a repeat appeal for a school controlled by them if your circumstances have changed significantly. However, you can appeal for alternative schools.

Information about the in year transfer scheme and protocol is available to download below -




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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