Changing schools

Changing schools within the Academic Year is a significant step for a child, but we understand that such a decision may be unavoidable, and in the first instance we would ask that you first discuss this with the child’s present headteacher.

If, following this discussion, you still wish to transfer your child to a new school please complete a transfer application form. 

Primary Schools

If there is a suitable vacancy, a child will be admitted to the school. Classes may include more than one age group in which case the headteacher will have the task of allocating the child a place in the most appropriate class.

From September 2001 the Government limited the number of children able to attend infant classes and reception classes to a maximum of 30 pupils. This could result in no suitable vacancy being available.

Secondary Schools

There may be strong educational reasons why a transfer should not take place which parents need to consider, particularly in the case of pupils in Years 10 and 11 where pupils have already begun examination courses. 

Where a request relates to a pupil in year 10 or 11, details of the option courses being taken must be provided. 

Although the admission number in the child’s age group may not have been reached it may not be possible to offer the child’s current options.

If the relevant year is able to accommodate the child and the published admission number will not be exceeded then the child should be admitted to the school.

Click the following link to obtain a School Transfer Application.  Please use a browser such as Chrome, Edge or Safari to use the application form. It will not work in Internet Explorer.

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Contact Information

Name of Team: Education Transformation team, School Admissions

Telephone Number: (01495) 355493/ (01495) 355340

Please note, a member of the team will be available to answer any calls between the hours of 9am to 12 noon every day,  if you need to speak to someone outside of these hours please email the school admissions email address below, to  request a call back and a member of the team will get back to you

Address: Education Directorate, Floor 8, Anvil Court,  Abertillery., NP13 1DB

Email Address: schooladmissions@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk