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Applications for overseas children

Usually, children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England. Schools will not refuse to admit a child because of their nationality or immigration status nor remove them from a roll.

If you are moving to the UK, you must check that you have either:

  • right of abode (you’re allowed to live or work in the UK without any immigration restrictions), or
  • a Certificate of Entitlement that the conditions of your immigration status otherwise allow you to access a state-funded school.

Applications from UK crown servants or military families

For families of service personnel with a confirmed posting, or crown returning from overseas, please ensure your application is accompanied by an official letter that declares a relocation date, stating your intended address, so we can use this address to apply the schools’ oversubscription criteria when processing your application. If you do not have a fixed address to return to when you are making your application, you can use a Unit or quartering address as the child’s home address.