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Changing your mind about the primary school you want your child to attend

What to do if you change your mind about your application.

You can change your mind easily – as long as it's before the deadline on 15 January 2024.

If you've made an online application complete the preference change form.

If you need advice you should call us tel: 01629 537479.

If you change your mind after the deadline you must email: or tel: 01629 537479.

Preference changes after the deadline will only be accepted where we agree there's a good reason for doing so, for example, a change of address. Supporting evidence may be required.

You should be aware that, while a change in your preference order may be accepted by the council, dependent on the point it's received in the allocation process it may not be possible to action the change until after the offer date, particularly if the change involves a school or schools in other council areas and preference information has already been exchanged.

You should also bear in mind that if you wish to add a new school to your preference this may be treated as late.

My circumstances have changed

If you or your child’s circumstances change, such as a change of address or a change of current school, you must contact us, email: or tel: 01629 537479.

Any change in your circumstances might affect the allocation of a school place.

Look at our glossary if there are any terms you are unsure of the meaning of.