Children from overseas
Children currently living overseas
Please see the latest guidance from Department for Education.
If you will live in your own property
If you are returning to live in a property that you already own we will require evidence of this. This includes, but is not limited to, evidence of ownership and proof that the property will be available for the family to live in before the time of hopeful admission.
If you will live in a rented property
If you are returning to live in a property that you are renting, we will require evidence of this. This includes, but is not limited to, evidence of rental agreement and proof that the property will be available for the family to live in before the time of hopeful admission.
Entitlement to remain in the UK
You will need to provide evidence that you and your family are entitled to remain in the UK.
What happens after I have applied?
Your application will be processed and a place allocated based on the information that you have provided. If a place is allocated at a school in advance of your arrival then it will be expected that your child will take up the offer no later than the date specified in your offer letter. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of the school place offer.
In the case of applications for year groups other than at the normal age of entry to school, it is expected that you will apply around 6 weeks before the place is required to enable your application to be considered alongside up-to-date information about the availability of places within the required year group.
What if I do not have the documentation required?
If you are unable to provide the above documentation evidencing your return or arrival then your child will not receive a school place offer until you are actually resident in the UK.
You must provide proof of address and evidence that you and your family are entitled to remain in the UK when you make your application.
Children recently arrived in the UK
If your child has recently arrived in the UK and is living in Staffordshire without a school place you will need to complete the in year admission application form and submit the application to your preferred school.
Please refer to the in year admissions process for further information about how to make an application.