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School transfer requests

Considerations before making a transfer

Transferring a child between schools can be quite disruptive. This is especially true for Year 10 and 11 students, as subjects or exam boards may differ in another school, even within the county borough. If a transfer request is not due to a house move, parents/carers are strongly advised to talk to their child’s teacher or headteacher. They can help with many issues that can lead to transfer requests.

However for some children, a transfer could create a fresh start. The least disruptive time to transfer is at the beginning of the school year, but transfers should be thought about very carefully in all cases.

Apply to transfer a child between schools

We organise in-year transfers for all schools except the five voluntary aided schools. These are noted at the bottom of this page. The process for other schools is as follows:

  1. Complete the in-year school transfer application form.
  2. Post completed forms to:


Pupil Services

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 642622
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

The above details can also be used for more information on admissions and transfers.

Parents/carers shouldn’t remove a child from a school until Bridgend County Borough Council has confirmed admission elsewhere.

Transferring children into voluntary aided schools

At voluntary aided schools, the governing body is responsible for all admissions. The five voluntary aided schools in Bridgend County Borough are:

  • Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend
  • Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales Primary School, Bridgend
  • St Mary’s & St Patrick’s Primary Catholic School, Maesteg
  • St Mary’s Primary Catholic School, Bridgend
  • St Robert’s R C Primary School, Aberkenfig

If seeking admission to these schools, please contact them for more information. Here are the contact details for all schools in Bridgend County Borough.

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