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Apply to transfer to a different primary school

When to apply

You can apply online to a Walsall primary school for the academic year 2023/24 between 4 September 2023 and 7 July 2024, from 8am to 9.30pm.

How to apply

You’ll need to submit an online application and any supplementary forms for relevant schools. Please provide as much information as you can.  

You can find further information about admissions criteria and fair access protocol in our policies.

If your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan, you should contact Walsall Council’s SEND team or the local authority that issued their statement or plan.

Find out more about making an online application.

When you’ll receive a decision

We aim to process your application within ten school days of receiving it. We’ll send you an email within 15 school days with our decision. Contact us if you haven’t heard from us within this time.

We will try to offer your child a place at one of your preferred schools in preference order.

If we can’t, we will give your child a place at the nearest suitable school with places. We will aim to meet the statutory home to school distance requirements:

  • 2 miles for children under 8 years old
  • 3 miles for children over 8 years old

If you don’t want to accept the offer

If you receive an offer that you're not happy with, you can appeal against the decision.

You can choose to stay on the waiting list for a place at one of your preferred schools, but you must take up the place has been offered for your child.

If your child does not have a school place, they will become a child missing education (CME). You can contact the CME team for advice and support.