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Documentary evidence Proof of address – mainround admissions Proof of address - in-year admissions • Your current year’s Council Tax Bill You are required to submit documentary evidence of your home address when submitting your application form. This is your permanent address where you are living with your child at the time of application and the proof provided should be in the name of the applicant If you do not pay Council Tax then the following may be accepted: • Letter confirming entitlement to benefits e.g. child benefit, child tax credit, housing benefit, income support or Jobseekers allowance for the current year or any new benefits which may be introduced or replace any of these. • Tenancy agreement from a registered private letting agency with 2 copies of recent bills e.g. bank/mobile/phone statement, utility bill (gas/water/electricity) or wage slip. • Car Insurance. • Letter from Social Services, National Asylum Support Service (NASS), United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) or Housing Department confirming placement at your address. If you are living with friends or relatives, you will need to provide a copy of their Council Tax bill, a letter from the Council Tax payer confirming that you are residing with them for the foreseeable future and two of the documents referred to above. If you and/or your child are living abroad but intend to move back to this country you must provide the home address in the country you are currently residing. When you can prove that you are living in the country the last date that your address can be changed before the offer date is 8 February. If you move into the country after that date your address can only be changed after the offer date. In all cases you must be living in Ealing before the new address can be used. PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERNAL COUNCIL CHECKS WILL BE MADE ON ALL APPLICANTS’ CLAIMED ADDRESSES False or misleading addresses Ealing Council takes very seriously any attempt to obtain a school place by deception. If we find that a school place was obtained using a false or misleading address we will give serious consideration to withdrawing the offer, even after the child has started school. In deciding whether to withdraw the place, the length of time that the child has been at the school will be taken into account. Temporary addresses used solely or mainly to obtain a place at a school (whilst still owning a property elsewhere) are not regarded as the permanent home address and will not be accepted. If a place is obtained by that means, the place will be withdrawn. The Council uses our Audit and Investigation Service to investigate cases and if there is any doubt regarding the veracity of your claimed address you may be asked to provide additional information before your case is referred to this Service. Please provide: • Your current year’s Council Tax bill. If you do not pay Council Tax then the following may be accepted: • Letter confirming entitlement to benefits e.g. child benefit, child tax credit, housing benefit, income support or Jobseekers allowance for the current year or any new benefits which may be introduced or replace any of these. • Tenancy agreement from a registered private letting agency with 2 copies of recent bills e.g. bank/mobile/phone statement, utility bill (gas/water/electricity) or wage slip. • Car Insurance. • Letter from Social Services, National Asylum Support Service (NASS), United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) or Housing Department confirming placement at your address. If you are living with friends or relatives, you will need to provide a copy of their Council Tax bill, a letter from the Council Tax payer confirming that you are residing with them for the foreseeable future and two of the documents referred to above. PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERNAL COUNCIL CHECKS MAY BE MADE ON ALL APPLICANTS’ CLAIMED ADDRESSES You are not required to live within the borough to make an application; however you are expected to live within reasonable travelling distance so your child can attend school on time every day. Applications from abroad will not be made live and you will be expected to provide evidence of your child’s arrival in the UK, such as your child’s boarding pass, before this will be actioned. Change of address After your initial application, If you move address to or within the London Borough of Ealing you must be living in the property before the new address can be used and you will be required to provide proof of your new permanent home address as above. This is because in-year applicants are expected to start at the school quickly after any offer is made, as many schools and year groups are oversubscribed, and so places cannot be held open. If you know someone who intends to or has used a false address to gain a school place, you can report this to the school admissions team confidentially by emailing mainroundadmissions@ealing.gov.uk or by calling admissions on 0208 825 6339/5511/5522. You do not need to give your name but please provide as much information as possible so that we can investigate the matter fully. Starting Primary School 2018 57