What is Right to Education Act?
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21a of the Indian Constitution.
I am looking for a school place for my child, what should I do?
You can find information about English and other languages medium schools in your area from the local authority website
Am I guaranteed a school of my choice?
No. You can say which school you would like your child to go to but if there are more applications than there are places available you may not be successful in being offered a place.
What forms do I need to complete?
The admission authority for the school will provide you with the right application form. You can have a paper form to fill in or you can complete it on line depending on your local authority.
When do I have to apply for a place?
Some local authorities announce in a local newspaper or advertise through other medium when you can make an application for your child to be admitted to school. There are often notices in schools and other print and electronic media. Most admission authorities open their school admission round during September and October and these stay open for at least six weeks.
What happens if there are more applications than places available?
Admission authorities must admit children up to the number of school places available (admission number). If there are more applications than the admission number then the admission authority will offer places to children according to the list of rules for admitting children to school. They may include things such as how close you live to the school, or if you have a brother or sister already in the school; the admission authority information for parents should have the full list either in a booklet or on their website. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21a of the Indian Constitution ...which they applied. Sometimes a place will become available in early September, because children expected at schools have gone to another school for some reason. Sometimes no places become available.
My child has special educational needs. How do I apply for a school place?
If your child has special educational needs (SEN) you will need to apply along with everyone else in main stream schools. Education authorities have to ensure that 3% reservation for persons with disabilities is done in all institutions receiving funds from Government (Under The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995).
Where can I get detailed information about school admissions.
You can check the websites of the respective schools or the state government website for specific rules for admission