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Primary and secondary admissions prospectus

Your address

We use a parent's or legal carer's permanent residence when processing an application. If you have two addresses, we will use the address at which you actually live to determine your school admission zone.

If we find that you have given an address which is not yours, such as that of a childminder or a family member, we can withdraw your offer of a school place.

Providing proof of address

We may need to confirm you are living in the property you have listed as your main residence. We will request this either in writing if you completed a paper application or by email if you applied online.

If you have two addresses, we will ask you to prove that you normally live in the one you have told us is your main residence. We will also ask for evidence of how you are using your other to confirm that you do not live there.

You need to provide 3 documents from Section A, but we may accept 2 documents from section A and 1 from Section B if you can show that you have extreme difficulty in proving your main residence.

We will review applications on a case-by-case basis. Contact us if you cannot provide any of the documents stated below as we may accept other proof of address.

Documents required to prove that an address is your main residence - Section A

Document

Conditions

Solicitor's letter confirming purchase of property

 

Current council tax bill in your name

Must be supplied if you are the council taxpayer and must be for the current financial year

Tenancy agreement signed by all parties for a minimum of 6 months

Must be current and include the pages that show the names of the tenants. If this is a new address, you must supply a letter from a solicitor confirming exchange of contracts. 

A utility bill (gas or electricity)

Must be in your name, showing usage at the application address within the last 3 months.

Benefit or Universal Credit letter

Must be for the current financial year

Child Benefit letter

Must be for the current financial year. All pages of the letter should include the home address and child's name. You can request a confirmation letter from HMRC even if you receive payment.

Child Tax Credit letter

Must be for the current year. Please copy all pages of the letter.

Letter from your GP confirming the child's name

Must not be more than 12 months old.

 

Documents required to prove that an address is your main residence - Section B

Document

Conditions

Income support

Must be for the current financial year

TV licence

Must be for the current year

Driving licence

Must be current

 

Documents required to prove that an address is a previous or second property

Document

Conditions

Solicitor's letter confirming sale of property

 

A rental agreement from the letting agent stating that the house is now for let

Must be current and include the pages that show your name and the name of the letting agent

A tenancy agreement signed by all parties for a minimum of 6 months

Must be current and include the pages that show the names of the tenants. If this is a new address you must supply a letter from a solicitor showing exchange of contracts

 

Moving house

If you are moving to a new house and you want to apply for a school whose admission zone covers your new address, you need to provide proof that you have already moved and you are living in the new property.

If you can prove that you have moved after the application closing date but before we have allocated places, we will still treat your application as if it were received on time.

If you are moving into the admission zone of a school that is usually or likely to be oversubscribed, it may not be possible for us to offer you a place in that school even though your new property is in the school's admission zone.

Temporary accommodation

We will only consider a temporary address for use in your application in exceptional circumstances. Otherwise, we will use the address at which you were living before the temporary move took place.