Application Process for State Primary and Secondary School ~ 公立中小學的申請程序


Applications for overseas children:

海外兒童申請:


“School aged children of BN(O) visa holders will have access to public education.”
“持有BNO簽證的適齡兒童將可以接受公教育。”

Stated on the Hong Kong BNO Visa policy statement.

香港BNO移民英國的新政策中聲明


(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hong-kong-bno-visa-policy-statement/hong-kong-british-national-overseas-visa-policy-statement-plain-text-version)

  • As long as you have a right of abode in England, you can apply for a state school place here. However, you can’t apply until you have an address in the country and are living here (except for Forces/diplomatic families and for those applying to state boarding schools).


  • 只要你擁有英格蘭的居留權,就可以在這裡申請公立學校名額。 但是,除非你在國有住所並居住在這裡,否則你無法申請(軍事部隊/外交家庭以及申請公立寄宿學校的人除外)。



Children from overseas, not yet in the UK:

來自海外的孩子,尚未在英國:

Generally, an application for a school place will not be considered until a child is in the UK.

通常,除非孩子在英國,否則不會接受你的申請表格。


Exception: Those whose passport has been endorsed to show that they have the right of abode in the UK.

  • a) Starting primary school or transfer to secondary school

  • b) In-year admissions


例外護照得到認可, 表明他們在英國具有居留權的人。

  • a) 上小學或轉中學

  • b) 年內入學 (插班生)


As the timetable for school applications starts nearly a year before admission, the Local Council may accept applications for children who are not currently in the UK, if they have a right of abode and if they have provided legitimate evidence that confirms:

  • They are planning a arrival to the UK in time for the start of the academic year; and

  • A residential link has been established in that County that would indicate the child will be living in that County when they are due to start school.

由於學校申請的時間開始於入學前一年左右,因此,如果有居留權,並且提供合法證明:

  • 他們必須在開學前到達英國

  • 在該區已有住址證明,孩子並和父母一起生活。


Evidences may include:

  • A written statement from the parent(s) of their intention to enter the UK, giving their reasons and an expected date

  • Sale/notice of rental of property abroad

  • Termination of a work contract abroad

  • Copy of work contract within the UK

  • Tenancy of property in that area

  • Confirmation of travel arrangement

  • Completion of purchase of property in the UK

  • Tenancy of property in the UK

file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/final-guidance-on-admission-of-children-from-overseas-2018.pdf


證據可能包括:

  • 父母需要書面聲明打算進入英國的, 並說明理由和預計日期。

  • 出售/出租國外財產的通知

  • 在國外終止工作合約

  • 英國境內的工作合約副本

  • 該地區的財產租賃

  • 確認旅行安排

  • 在英國完成房地產購買

  • 英國的物業租賃

file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/final-guidance-on-admission-of-children-from-overseas-2018.pdf


 


Different councils have different application process

不同的市政府(councils)會有不同的申請程序

Use your postcode to search for your local Council:

使用你的郵政編碼搜索你當地的市政府(council):

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-primary-school-place

  • Many schools give priority to children whom their home address is closest to the school.

  • Any application for a place must be considered according to each school’s admission arrangements, regardless of the child’s immigration status.

  • Before considering an application for a place, the local authority or the admission authority for the school will need to establish that the child is in the UK.

  • 許多學校優先考慮其家庭住址最接近學校的孩子。

  • 不論孩子的移民身份, 都必須根據每所學校的入學安排考慮任何入學申請。

  • 在考慮申請名額之前,地方當局或學校的錄取當局需要確定孩子在英國。


 

Research your local state schools

研究您當地的公立學校



 

Starting school in September, 2022

2022年9月上學



A school year runs from Sept to the following July. You can find your child’s year group in the table below.

一個學年從九月至次年七月。您可以在表中找到您孩子的組別。


School Year 2022/23

Age 年齡

Date of birth 出生日期

Reception

4 to 5

Sept 2016 to Aug 2017

Year 1

5 to 6

Sept 2015 to Aug 2016

Year 2

6 to 7

Sept 2014 to Aug 2015

Year 3

7 to 8

Sept 2013 to Aug 2014

Year 4

8 to 9

Sept 2012 to Aug 2013

Year 5

9 to 10

Sept 2011 to Aug 2012

Year 6

10 to 11

Sept 2010 to Aug 2011

Year 7

11 to 12

Sept 2009 to Aug 2010

Year 8

12 to 13

Sept 2008 to Aug 2009

Year 9

13 to 14

Sept 2007 to Aug 2008

Year 10

14 to 15

Sept 2006 to Aug 2007

Year 11

15 to 16

Sept 2005 to Aug 2006

Year 12

16 to 17

Sept 2004 to Aug 2005

Year 13

17 to 18

Sept 2003 to Aug 2004





 

How to apply?

如何申請

https://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/how-to-apply

Most receptions or nurseries are linked to primary school. You will still need to apply for a primary school place when moving from reception to Year 1. Same as secondary school.

  • You need to apply for a primary school place by using your council’s application form. For some schools, you can apply directly for a place with the school online.

  • For secondary school, apply for a place through the council.

  • You apply through your local council even if you’re applying for schools in another council area.

大多數 預備班 (receptions) 或 託兒所 (nurseries) 都與小學鏈接。然而從預備班升小一(Year 1)或從小學升中學,縱使為同一學校,家長仍需爲子女再次申請學位。

https://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/how-to-apply

  • 家長需要通過所屬市政府(council)申請學位。 一部分小學可以在學校網站直接申請學位。

  • 中學需要通過市政府(council)申請名額。

  • 即使您正在其他市議會區域申請學校,你也要通過當地市議會申請。

  • 即使跨區申請學校,家長亦要通過你所屬的市政府 (council) 轉交學位申請到心儀學校所屬的市政府(council)。


請參考以下相關連結

Primary school~ 小學: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-primary-school-place

Secondary school~ 中學: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-secondary-school-place



Apply directly with the school for:

直接向學校申請:

  • a 6th form place at a school or college (16-18yrs old) with your GCSE results

  • a place at private school


  • 憑GCSE成績入讀 中學 Year 12 and Year 13(16-18歲)的名額

  • 私立學校



 

When to apply?

甚麼時候申請?

  • Applications open on different days in each local council area.

  • Usually, application opens at the start of the autumn term of the year before your child turn 4 yrs old for primary school.

  • Application opens at the start of the autumn term of Year 6 for secondary school.

  • Find out from your local council when applications open for primary or secondary schools.

  • It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible!

  • Most grammar schools will need you to register for entrance test during the summer term of Year 5 (before the summer break). – please read our “State Grammar School” post

  • 每個地區的開始申請日期不同。

  • 一般申請小學會在你的孩子4歲入學前的一年的秋季學期開始。

  • 申請中學會在您的孩子在小六 (10-11歲) 的秋季學期開始申請。

  • 家長請透過所屬的市政府(council)查詢小學或中學的申請時間表及開放日日期。

  • 一旦申請日期開始, 要盡快申請!

  • 大多數文法(grammar)學校會要求你在小五(9-10歲) 的夏季學期(暑假之前)註冊入學考試。-請閱讀我們”文法公立中學”的文章.


Application Deadlines for a place in Sept 2021:

  • a Primary school place by 15th January 2021

  • a Secondary school place by 31st October 2020


Different deadline for a place in Grammar school for Sept 2021

  • Deadline by June 2020

2021年9月開學的申請截止日期:

  • 小學 Year 1 - 2021年1月15日

  • 中學 Year 7 - 2020年10月31日

文法學校會有不同截止日期, 如果你想2021年9月開學:

  • 截止日期為2020年6/7月

(請閱讀我們”文法公立中學”的文章)



For example:


Primary school - If your child is now 3 and turning 4:

(The child is born between 1 Sept 2016 and 31 Aug 2017)

  • For admissions in Sept 2021, the parent(s) should apply once the local council has opened the application in autumn before the deadline in 15 Jan 2021.


Secondary school - If your child is turning 11yrs old between Sept 2020 and Aug 2021:

  • For admissions in Sept 2021, the parent(s) should apply once the local council has opened the application in autumn before the deadline in 31 Oct 2020.

  • If you missed the deadline, contact the council for in-year admission (we will talk about in-year admission later).

例如:


小學- 如果你的孩子現在3歲,並且即將滿4歲,則:

(孩子出生於2016年9月1日至2017年8月31日之間)

  • 對於2021年9月的入學名額, 一旦市政府(council)報名日期在秋季開始, 父母必須在截止日2021年1月15日前報名

中學- 如果你的孩子在2020年9月至2021年8月之間正滿11歲,請執行以下操作:

  • 對於2021年9月的入學名額, 一旦報名日期在秋季開始, 父母必須在截止日2020年10月31日前報名

  • 如果家長錯過了截止日期,請與所屬的市政府 (council) 申請插班生的學位(我們將在稍後討論插班生入學)。


When will you find out if you have an offer?

甚麼時候會通知獲取錄?

  • primary schools on mid-April (around 16 April)

  • secondary schools on beginning of March (around 1 March)


  • 小學在4月中 (16/04/2021左右)

  • 中學在三月初 (01/03/2021左右)



 

Steps of application

申請步驟

1) You can apply for up to 4-6 schools, depending on the area.

“Try to apply as early as possible!”

  • You should include at least one where you are more or less sure of getting a place, even if it isn’t your first choice.

  • Put your school choices in order of preference

2) Complete the application form

3) Complete any supplementary forms

4) Applications are assessed

5) School offer: Tell you the outcome of your application on 16th April or 1st March

6) You accept or decline the place by deadline given in the offer letter. Otherwise it may be withdrawn and the place given to someone else.

7) If you don’t get a place at your preferred school, you can appeal. You can also add your child’s name to the waiting list for your preferred school.


1) 根據地區,您最多可以申請4-6所學校

“嘗試儘早申請!”


  • 即使不是您第一志願,也應至少包括一個您或多或少有把握的學校

  • 將你心儀的學校順序排列

2) 填寫申請表

3) 填寫任何補充表格

4) 學校/市政府 (council) 會評估申請人

5) 學校錄取通知:會在4月中(小學)或3月初(中學)告訴您申請結果

6) 您要在錄取通知書中的規定截止日期之前接受或拒絕該學位。 否則學位可被撤回或開放給其他申請人。

7) 如果得不到你的首選學校, 您可以提出上訴。您還可以將孩子的名字添加到首選學校的候補名單中。


Your application will be determined not on the merits of where you are from – in relation to country – but where you are living in relation to the distance from the schools of choice, children with siblings already in the school etc.


家長來自哪個國家並不會為申請加分,反而是取決於您所居住的地方與您首選學校的距離, 或已經有兄弟姐妹在學校中等的因素。



 

In-year admission

插班生

許多BNO的孩子可能屬於此類。

Many BNOs' children may fall into this category.


  • Different councils will have different application processes. https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

  • Some councils will need you to apply to the local authority which the new school is located. They can tell you which schools still have places and how to apply.

  • Some schools only accept direct applications, while some only accept applications through councils.

You can submit an application for a school place up to 30 school days before the intended start date. In-year applications will not be considered any earlier than 4 weeks before an anticipated move to the UK. This is because places cannot be reserved for children who are not ready to take up their place at a school.


  • 不同的市政府 (council)會有不同的申請程序。https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

  • 有些地區需要家長向心儀學校所屬的市政府 (council) 提出申請。他們可以告訴您哪些學校還有名額,以及如何申請

  • 有些學校只能直接同學校申請,不需經 Council

  • 但有些學校必需經 Council


你可以在開學前的30日內提交插班生入學申請。如孩子4週前還未移居英國,市政府 (council) 不會考慮申請表格。




Example 1: Hertfordshire

例子1:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/in-year-admissions-change-schools-during-the-year/in-year-admissions-change-school-during-the-year.aspx

In Hertfordshire, you can list up to 4 school preferences. If places are available, they’ll offer you the highest preference possible. There is no guarantee that your preferred school will be available for your child.

  • Research schools to help you make the right school preferences for your child

  • Contact the school direct if you’re looking for a nursery.


在赫特福德郡 (Herfordshire) ,你最多可以列出四間學校。如果有空位,他們會為你提供你最高優先的學校。但是不能保證你的孩子可以去首選的學校。

  • 研究每間學校, 以幫助你為孩子選擇正確的學校

  • 如果你要尋找托兒所,請直接與學校聯繫。


There are 4 steps with the application for in-year admission in Hertfordshire:


1) Create an account

2) Login and apply for a new school place

  • You can list up to 4 Hertfordshire schools

  • You need to apply direct to some schools

3) Attach your proof address to your application

  • You will need to provide 2 documents showing yours and your child’s current or new address. (Council tax bill, utility bill, solicitor’s letter upon completion or signed tenancy agreement).

4) Check if the school needs extra information


They’ll let you know if you’re successful within 2-3 weeks. Then you need to accept or decline any place offered.



赫特福德郡 (Hertfordshire) 的插班生入學申請分四個步驟:


1) 創建一個帳戶

2) 登錄併申請新的學校名額

  • 你最多可以列出4間赫特福德郡(Hertfordshire) 學校

  • 你需要直接向某些學校申請

3) 將你的住址證明附加到您的申請中

  • 需要提供兩樣文件,顯示你以及你孩子的英國目前地址或新地址。(英國的差餉, 水電費單,律師在完成或簽署租賃協議時的信)

4) 檢查學校是否需要其他信息


他們會在2-3週內通知你是否成功。 然後,你需要接受或拒絕他提供的學位。



Example 2: Surrey

例子 2:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year


有兩種插班方式

There are two types of in-year admission in Surrey

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year/step-4-complete-form


CMA - Apply through council

CMA - 必需經 Council

  • For community and voluntary controlled schools

  • You can choose up to 3 schools


SMA - Apply directly to school

SMA - 直接同學校申請

  • For academies, foundation, free, trust and voluntary aided schools


可以使用以下的連結來查看哪些學校使用 SMA和CMA

You can check which schools uses SMA and CMA with the following links


小學名單 A list of primary schools - https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/5110/5110-Primary-schools-in-year-applications-V9-04.05.2020-accessible-FINAL.pdf


中學名單 A list of secondary schools

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/5111/5111-Secondary-schools-in-year-applications-V6-06.01.20-accessible-FINAL.pdf



真實例子:

Real example:

Surrey


中學

Secondary school

  • a 14 years old student came to the UK in September 2020 with her family

  • applied both SMA and CMA

  • SMA - applied to few schools but most has a long waiting list

  • CMA - chosen 2 schools (first choice was on waiting list and second choice has a place)

  • due to COVID-19, she waited around 2 month for a school place


  • 一名14歲學生於2020年9月與家人一起來到英國

  • 同時用 SMA 和 CMA

  • 用 SMA 申請了幾間學校,但多數學校等候名單很長

  • 用 CMA 與 Council 申請了兩間學校(首選在等候名單中,而第二選擇有位)

  • 由於 COVID-19,她等了2個月左右才上學


小學