FOR STUDENTS OF AGE TO ENTER THE SCHOOL AT THE START OF YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER 2017
Applications are made to the Education Department at County Hall through our feeder primary schools (Blofield County Primary, Brundall County Primary, Dussindale County Primary, Hemblington County Primary, Little Plumstead CE VA Primary, Hillside Avenue County Primary, St William’s County Primary). Places are confirmed by County Hall in March.
Applications from other schools are made directly to County Hall on the application form available from them. Parents are welcome to visit and see the school in operation. Visits are organised through the Primary Liaison and Admissions Co-ordinator (Mrs Hollidge – 01603 497739).
Criteria as Laid Down by Norfolk County Council:
To check your catchment you can use the website www.whereilive.norfolk.gov.uk or contact the Customer Service Centre on 0344 800 8020.
If there are more requests for places than places available, the Local Authority will admit children in the following order of priority:
- children with a statement of special educational needs naming the school;
- children in public care who are due to transfer;
- children who are due to transfer and live in the area served by the school;
- children who are due to transfer who have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school (places allocated by Norfolk County Council’s Placement Panel);
- children who are due to transfer and live outside the area served by the school who have an older brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission (but not the Sixth Form);
- children who are due to transfer who live outside the area served by the school and attend a feeder school at the opening date of the admission round (8 September 2016);
- children of staff at the school a).where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage;
- children who are due to transfer and live outside the area served by the 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. If, following the application of admission rules and distance, two applicants cannot be separated for a final place at a school the Local Authority will use random allocation to determine the priority for the remaining place.
FOR STUDENTS ALREADY IN KEY STAGE 3 OR 4
Enquiries can be made directly to Mrs Hollidge, Primary Liaison and Admissions Co-ordinator.
FOR ADMISSIONS FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 ONWARDS
Please refer to the policy below for details.