Transferring schools for reasons other than a house move Click to get info
It is extremely important that a child has continuity in their education. For this reason, Waltham Forest Council strongly discourages unnecessary transfers between schools.
If your child is already attending a school, but you feel that a move would be in their best interests, you should discuss your reasons for this with your child’s current school. It is important that you try to resolve any difficulties by working with the school, rather than requesting a transfer.
You will need to provide your reasons for requesting a change of school and set out what you have done to try to resolve the issues with the current school.
Children benefit from continuity in their education. Waltham Forest Council strongly discourages unnecessary transfers between schools. If you still want to apply for a school transfer then you can fill in an in year common online application form.
Transfers from home education or alternative educational provision Click to get info
If your child is being educated at home and you now wish them to be considered for a mainstream school, you should complete an in year common online application form.
Children attending alternative education provision who are ready to attend a mainstream school are normally placed through Waltham Forest’s Fair Access Protocol. This ensures that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to a minimum.
Contact Click to get info
School Admission - Postal Address Only
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Telephone: 020 8496 3000
School Admissions - Information and Advice Service
Sycamore House Town Hall Complex
Currently we are open at sycamore house every Monday and Wednesday from 9.30 - 16.30 by appointment only to meet with parents. Please note opening times are subject to change due to the demand and peaks on the timeline. Please ring 0208 496 3000 or email email@example.com to book your appointment.