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In-Year admission to schools in Rutland

‘In-Year’ admission refers to a child who is not starting primary school or secondary school for the first time but who is wanting to transfer from one primary or secondary school to another.  We produce an In-Year Admissions brochure which explains the in-year application process and provides more detailed information about the schools that are available in Rutland.

When you contact schools to enquire about applying for a place, the school must offer you the option of completing and submitting an application form.  The admission authority for the school must then respond in writing to your application within 15 school days.  If your child cannot be offered a place, the written response must explain the reasons why your child cannot be offered a place, it must offer you the right to appeal the decision, and explain how you do this, and it must offer you the opportunity to put your child's name onto the waiting list for the school if the school is operating a waiting list.  It is important that you have written confirmation if your child has been refused a place at a school as you may need this in order to secure school transport to an alternative school.

If you want to apply for an in-year place at a Rutland school, you must submit the application to the admission authority for your preferred school.  Who the admission authority is depends on the type of school you are applying to. 

Academies

For academy schools, the academy trust is the admission authority and an application must be submitted directly to the school.  The in-year application form for these schools is available on the school's website:

Primary academies:

Secondary academies:

 Voluntary Aided Schools

For voluntary aided schools, the governing body is the admission authority and an application must be submitted directly to the school.  The in-year application form for this school is available on the school's website:

Voluntary Controlled Schools

For voluntary controlled schools, the local authority is the admission authority and an application must be submitted to Rutland County Council:


If you wish to apply for an in-year place at a school in another local authority area, please contact the relevant Council direct for details about how to submit an application.

If you have any queries you can contact Rutland's School Admissions Service:

Telephone - 01572 722577

Email - admissions@rutland.gov.uk