In Year Admissions during an enforced school closure
As you aware the Government made a directive that from 23 March 2020 all UK schools will be closed except for ‘vulnerable’ children and children of ‘critical/key workers’ – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers .
Therefore, The Great North Wood Education Trust will not process in-year school applications for children who are on roll of a school, wishing to move to another one. We will only process applications for children who are not on roll (register) of any school and fall in to the category of being a ‘vulnerable’ child. Confirmation of the child’s status, eg. A letter from a Social Worker will be needed with the application.
School applications for children of ‘critical/key workers’ who are not on roll of a school due to a recent change of address will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Confirmation of a parent’s role will be required with any application. This will be in place for the foreseeable future – until the crisis is over.
We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience for families, but usual in-year processes are not able to implemented at this time