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Support with choosing a school - the Parents' School Preference Adviser

Deciding which school you would prefer your child to attend is a very important decision.

Key information

Within Cambridgeshire, admission to school is organised centrally. Our applying for a school place pages contain all the information you need when applying for a school or nursery for your child or appealing if you are unhappy with the school you have been offered.

You are able to express a preference when choosing a school for your child. This preference may be based on a range of factors individual to your child and family.

How we can help

The Parents' School Preference Adviser provides advice and information on choosing a school, how to apply and the appeals process.

They can help with information and advice on:

  • how the transfer and admissions process works
  • admission policies and criteria for different schools
  • provision for special educational needs
  • changing schools during the school year
  • the appeals process
  • travel issues

Parents' School Preference Adviser leaflet

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'Going up to secondary school' transition events - applying for a Year 7 place

A series of 'Going up to secondary school' events for parents and carers is organised throughout the county at the start of the autumn term to provide information about the admissions process and how you can support your child with the move up to secondary school. There is also a specific session for parents of a child with special educational needs. Please refer to the flyer below for further details or contact the Parents' School Preference Adviser.

Transition events flyer 2018

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Parents' School Preference Adviser
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01223 699 194

If your child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and you need advice on school admissions, please contact:

SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01223 699 214

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