Last updated: 30 August 2023

In-year admissions is when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year.

You can apply when:

  • you have moved to (or within) Waltham Forest and need a school place 
  • you want your child to move to another school in the same year group 

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and you want to change their school, contact the SEND Service on 020 8496 6503 or 020 8496 6505.

We aim to process all applications for an in-year transfer within 10 school days. The school admissions service remains open during the school holidays. Admissions applications and email enquiries will continue to be processed.

Application guidance

Please read the documents below before submitting your application, to avoid any errors or delays. For information on how in-year applications can be made and how they will be dealt with from 1 September 2023 until 31 August 2024 please see the In-year policy below:

Please note that if you are making an application between 1 July and 31 August and you require your child to start in the new academic year in September, please put the start date as 1 September. Your application will be processed as soon as possible for your child to start at the beginning of the academic year.

If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions Team on 020 8496 3000 or email admissions 

In-Year Common Application Form (iCAF) (PDF)