In-year admissions/changing school, application form

Application form: In-year admissions application form for Secondary School.  

A copy of this can be downloaded and printed from the link above. Alternatively you can request a copy of the form from B&NES Admissions & Transport Unit by phoning 01225 394312 or by emailing:

We recognise children change schools for a variety of reasons from moving home to changes in family circumstances or for other personal reasons.

If you wish to change your child's school, we would advise you to discuss your reasons for moving with the headteacher of your current school prior to making a decision. This is particularly important for children in secondary schools where a move may disrupt the courses they have begun to study.  Changing schools during Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) could have a direct impact on GCSE results.

As Ralph Allen School is an academy you need to complete the application form above and send the form directly to the school.  

Requests for school places are normally only considered approximately four weeks prior to a requested start date. However for places being sought for a September admission to an existing year group in a school, applications can be made in mid-June.

Details of the way in which applications for a place in an existing year group are processed can be found below.  If you prefer you can request a copy of the relevant booklet to be sent out from B&NES Admissions & Transport Unit by phoning 01225 394312 or via email:

Ralph Allen – an Accessible Secondary Schools

Ralph Allen School is fully accessible to meet the educational needs of a disabled child to access the curriculum.  This is to give them the freedom to fully participate in school life.

For any admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Manager Mrs Caroline Holden (Telephone: 01225 838901; email