Admissions at reception age are managed by Norfolk Children’s Services through the admissions team. You can apply online on the Norfolk County Council Schools Admission website.
Parents of children due to start in the next academic year, will be contacted by Norfolk County Council in September and asked to complete an online application form expressing their preference normally by mid January. You’re of course welcome to express to us your wish to send your child, however all decisions are made by the local authority and online forms should be returned to them within the required time frame.
If there are more applicants than places the school follows the Local Authority’s standard policy on admissions which states that:
“If there are more applicants for places than there are places available, we will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:
- Children with a statement of special educational needs naming that school.
- Children in public care who are due to start school
- Children who are due to start school, living in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission.
- Children who are due to start school, living in the area served by the school with no brother or sister at that school.
- Children who are due to start school, living outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission.
- Children who are due to start school, living outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister at that school.
If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line ‘crow fly’ basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property. If following the application of admission rules and distance two applicants cannot be separated for a final place at a school, the authority will use random allocation to determine the priority for the remaining place.”
All reception children are offered a full time place from September with parents able to request other arrangements at the schools discretion.