What is a common application form?
A common application form allows parents to express up to six preferences in rank order on one form for any school in North Lincolnshire or for any school that falls within the area covered by Doncaster, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Councils.
Why should I have to apply?
Parents who have applied (either online or by paper) must be considered first when allocating places. This means that a parent who has not applied may not be given a place at the school they want if it has already been filled with children whose parents did apply.
How can I tell if my child is likely to be offered a place?
Children are only not given places when there are more applications for the school they want than there are places in the school (this is called over-subscription).
For September 2023, 98 per cent of North Lincolnshire primary age children and 95 per cent of North Lincolnshire secondary age children have been given a place at their first preference school.
To find out if the school you want tends to be full, look at the school’s page on our website for more information.
Will a place at my catchment school be guaranteed?
No. However, if you include your catchment school as one of your preferences the chances are usually high that you will be allocated a place.
How do I apply for a school outside North Lincolnshire?
If you live in North Lincolnshire, you still apply to North Lincolnshire Council. You must include all schools on your application that you wish your child to be considered for, including any schools in neighbouring council areas.
What if I am not happy with the school place offered?
You can appeal against any decision.
How will my child get to school?
Before deciding which school you would like your child to be considered for, you will need to think about how he or she will get there and whether you will get any help with transport costs.
What if I want to change my preference?
If you have applied online you can log onto the website and amend your application before the closing date. If you have completed a paper form or wish to change your preference after the closing date please contact the Admissions Team.
What do I do if I move house after applying?
If you move house you must inform the Admissions Team so we can update your home address on our records. If you want to change your choice(s) of school(s) because of your house move please see the previous question above.
What if I want to change my preference after offer day?
If you wish to change your mind after you have received notification of the school offered you can make a second application to submit your changed preferences.