英格蘭插班生 School in-year admission in England


許多 BNO 的孩子可能屬於此類。

Many BNOs' children may fall into this category.


我們列舉了幾個在英格蘭成功插班生的例子,可作參考。

We have included few examples of some successful in-year application in England for reference.



將會移民到英國的14至19歲香港學生,請參閱我們 '英國插班生的尷尬年齡' 的文章。

For those 14 to 19 year-old HK students who will immigrate to the UK, please read our post on 'Awkward age of in-year admission'.



  • 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。他們可能會告訴你哪些學校還有名額,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 (學校工作天) 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。


通常,Council 會根據孩子合適年齡來分配班別。在特殊情況下,你的孩子可能準許插入高一班或低一班


來自其他國家或英語不是母語的孩子,通常不會被視為特殊情況,因為所有學校都會為孩子供學習支援。


  • 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 may 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.


Usually, the council will admit your children to the year group appropriate to their date of birth. In exceptional circumstances, your child may be able to start school a year earlier or later.


Coming from an educational system abroad, or a child who does not speak English as their first language, will not normally be considered as an exceptional circumstance. Support is available in all schools within the correct year group for these children.




請勿向你的 Council 提出以下申請:


Sixth Form (Year 12/13) 的

  • 如果你要插班入 Sixth Form(12/13 年級),請直接學校申請。

  • 學校將為你的孩子安排一個簡單的面試 Sixth Form 主任,通常會和你孩子討論 GCSE 成績,他們想修讀的科目以及原因。


私立學校的

  • 如果你要插班入私立學校,請直接學校申請。

  • 私立學校可能會為你的孩子在入學前做一個小測驗。


Do not apply to your council for:


A school place at Sixth Form (Year 12/13)

  • Please apply to the school directly if you're in-year transfer to Sixth Form ( Year 12/13 )

  • The school will arrange a simple interview for your child, which normally discuss about your child's GCSE grades, which subjects they want to study and why.


An independent school place

  • Please apply to the school directly if you are applying for a private school place. The private school may give a small test for your child to undertake before admission.




Catchment Area


如學校收生已超額,就將會以住所的遠近來決定派位。每間學校都有不同的超額收生標準,以確定哪個孩子最優先所以請研究心儀的學校


你可以查閱以下的網站,以了解有關當地學校的 catchment areas、Ofsted 家長的評語

https://www.locrating.com/


Most schools base their over-subscription criteria on catchment area, the allocation will be based on the distance of residence. Each schools will have their own oversubscription criteria to determine which child has the highest priority and should be offered the place, so please do your own research on your school.


You can visit the website below to get an idea about catchment area, Ofsted and parents' reviews.

https://www.locrating.com/




When will you find out if you have an offer?

甚麼時候會通知獲取錄?


不同地區 Council 的等待時間都可能會有些出入,他們會給你一個估計通知日期(通常大約兩至四星期)。由於疫症的關係,等待時間可能更長,所以請耐心等候 不要心急!


如果估計日期已過,而你仍未收到 Council 的消息,則可以有禮貌地致電或 email 給 Council 或學校,以查詢你申請的進展 (是否在 waiting list 等等)。


請注意,在學校放假期間,他們無法處理申請。

(聖誕節,復活節,暑假,half terms,inset days 教師培訓日


真實例子:

疫症期間

大約1-2個月通知


The waiting period will vary between council and they will give you an estimated date/period, normally around 2-4 weeks. The waiting time could be longer due to the pandemic, so please wait patiently!


If the estimated date/period has passed and you still have not heard from the council, you can politely call or email the council or the school to enquire on your application progress.

進展

Please be aware that applications cannot be processed during school holiday periods. (Christmas, Easter, summer, half terms, inset days)


Example:

During pandemic

It took around 1-2 months



插班生申請流程

The application process for an in-year admission


每個地區的 Council 有不同的申請程序。

以下是一些僅供參考的示例。


The application process will vary between different council. Here are some examples for guidance only.



Example 1:

例子1:


Hertfordshire

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


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。


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.

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。



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