Applications for the 2024/25 academic year begins in September 2023.
To apply you need to complete the local authority’s (LA) common application form (CAF) and submit this directly to the LA by the deadline, 31 October 2023. This can be obtained via the Norfolk Schools Admission website here:
If the academy receives more applications than there are available places then children with the academy named on an education, health care plan (EHC) or equivalent will be automatically admitted to the Academy. If there are still places available, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:
• Looked after children and those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after was adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. A Looked After Child is either a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989); or, those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously Looked After Children are those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
• Children in the relevant age group which normally transfers from primary to secondary school and is living within the catchment area served by the Academy, first priority being given to Admissions Policy 2024 – 2025 siblings at the time of application. If applications exceed the numbers in any one of these categories, then the highest priority will be given to children living nearest the Academy, as defined above.
• Children where there is already a sibling currently attending the Academy, who is living at the same address.
• Children of the appropriate age group living outside the designated catchment area, but attending a primary school within the designated catchment area.
• Whenever two applicants have the same priority, then the child who lives closest to the Academy, as defined above, will be given the higher priority.