Councils pushing hard on residency

A strong new trend this academic year has been councils being increasingly stringent on not processing applications until the family are fully resident in the country.

Over previous years, councils have been willing to accept an application if a family had a property and were looking to start school within 2 to 3 weeks.

Many councils are now requesting copies of passport / visas to show that the children are living in the UK.

This can again put pressure on relocating families who find themselves unable to effectively forward plan for schooling.