Some schools consider medical, health or special access reasons as part of their oversubscription criteria.

This means that the school may give your child higher priority due to medical, health or special access reasons.

The medical, health or special access reasons may relate to either you or the child you are applying for, depending on the school.

Read the criteria for each school you are applying for to see if they give parents, carers or children a higher priority for a place based on medical, health or special access needs.

If they do, and you wish to apply on these grounds, you must state this on your application and provide medical evidence.

Evidence must be from a GP or medical professional showing:

  • what your child's needs are
  • why you feel you child must go to the school you are applying for on medical grounds.

This evidence must be submitted directly to the school(s) when you apply.

The school you submit the evidence to, will decide whether it is sufficient to consider your application on medical, health or special access grounds. You will find out if your application has been successful on national offer day.