Proof of Identification
The offer of a school place is conditional until proof of address has been received.
We require the following proof before your child can be admitted into school:
1. Proof of where you (the parent/carer) live
2. Proof that the child lives with you (the parent / carer)
3. Proof of the child’s date of birth
Please note: Where there is any doubt about parental responsibility, we need you to provide proof of parental responsibility. Please see below for further clarification.
Acceptable proof of where you live:
(All documents must be dated at or before the time of the application)
Please provide any two of the following:
(Original copies only)
If you have recently moved house and your present address is different from the address on your application, you must provide us with a Closing Council Tax bill or Closing utility bill for gas, water or electricity for your previous address to prove that you were living at the address at the time of application.
You will also need proof of your new address. Even if you prove that you live at the address yourself, we still need proof that your child lives there as well. Please be aware that irrespective of the proof you provide, we may ask you to supply further evidence to verify your address or prove a sibling link. Proof that the child lives with you.
We also require proof that the child that has been offered a school place lives with you:
Therefore, please provide at least two documents to prove that your child lives with you.
For example; a letter from your child’s GP, dentist, hospital, optician; NHS Medical Card; child trust fund document; Letter from social services or housing department confirming child’s placement at address; Proof of the child’s date of birth.
One of the following documents must be provided:
Where there is any doubt about parental responsibility, we will ask you to provide proof of parental responsibility. In such cases, whatever you choose to provide will be entirely up to you. However, it must indicate that you have parental responsibility. In law having "Parental Responsibility" (PR) means all the rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authority that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property.
For example; having the right to make important decisions about the child's life in areas like medical treatment and education. People other than a child's natural parents can acquire parental responsibility through;
If you have been offered a school place based on information which then turns out to be false or misleading, we reserve the right to withdraw the offer and your application will be re-considered based on the correct facts. This may apply even if your child has started at the school.