In-Year Admissions

General Admissions In-Year

We recognise children change schools for a variety of reasons from moving home to changes in family circumstances or for other personal reasons. We understand that choosing a school is not a decision that families take lightly and aim to support you through this process, ensuring a smooth transition for your son/daughter.

If you wish to change your child’s school, we would in the first instance, 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 your son/daughter’s learning. Changing schools during Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) could have a direct impact on GCSE results.

To make an application to St Mark’s School for an In-Year Admission, parents and carers are advised to complete the In-Year Application Form detailed below and to follow the guidance as provided. Should you require assistance in completing your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Requests for school places are normally considered approximately every four weeks however, we understand the need for flexibility to this schedule and will work with families to ensure that the process is processed as swiftly as possible.

A copy of the relevant information booklet can be obtained from the B&NES Admissions & Transport Unit by phoning 01225 394312 or via email:

Year 9 Students entering Year 10 from September 2020
If you are applying for a place for your child in Year 10 from September 2020, we would advise that you read the Year 9 Options Book 2019 to familiarise yourself with our Key Stage 4 curriculum, please contact Reception for a copy. You will then need to decide which three options your child is going to study during Years 10 and 11. Once you have made this decision, please complete the Year 9 Options Form included by ticking the relevant boxes for the subjects your son/daughter wishes to study and submit together with the completed In-Year Admissions form.


Transport FAQ please click here.

Further information and guidance on Transport can be found at

Further Information
You may find the following documents useful when considering an application:

In Year Admissions Form.

Advice and Guidance for Changing Secondary School in Year.