Support with choosing a school

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
PSPA leaflet Dec17
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Parents' School Preference Adviser
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)
Telephone: 01223 699 214