Moving house could secure school place

Schools may only just be heading towards the end of the current summer term, but now is the time to start thinking about a move in preparation for the September 2018 intake.

Moving into the catchment area of a good school is becoming more and more important for homebuyers, and something to start thinking about now if a particular school is in your sights for the 2018/19 academic year.

The advice from our estate agency team is to get ahead of the game before summer holidays kick in around mid-July.

Su Snaith, Head of Estate Agency, said: “It is increasingly the case that people move into the catchment area of their preferred school.

“Although places have been allocated for this September’s start, there may be parents whose children are starting school or moving to secondary school the following academic year.

“It may seem slightly odd to start thinking so far ahead when the schools have not even started the summer break yet.

“However, with the deadline for school applications for 2018 admission just a few short months away, now’s the perfect time to move into the catchment area for a preferred school to get the family settled before the process begins.”

The deadline for secondary school applications in the UK for September 2018 is, in some cases, as early as this October.

Primary school applications for September 2018 close around mid-January next year.


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