Transfer to junior school

Junior school applications open on 6 November 2023 and will close on 15 January 2024.

If your child is due to transfer to junior school in September 2024, you need to apply for a junior school place.

Apply for a school place online

If you cannot apply online, use our contact form to request a paper application form.

When children transfer to junior school

Junior schools are for 7 to 11-year-olds (school years 3 to 6).

Your child is due to transfer to junior school when they are in their last year (year 2) at an infant school.

You need to apply for a junior school place for September 2024 if:

  • your child currently goes to an infant school, and
  • they were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017

If your child goes to a primary school

Primary schools are for 4 to 11-year-olds (reception to year 6).

Children in year 2 at a primary school are not ‘due to transfer’ to a junior school. This means you do not need to apply for transfer to junior school if you want your child to continue going to the same primary school in year 3.

You can still apply for transfer to junior school if your child is in year 2 at a primary school. Your application will be given lower priority than applications from children at infant schools – even if you live in the catchment area for the school.

When you get your school offer

If you apply on time for transfer to junior school for September 2024 we will offer you a school place on 16 April 2024.

  • If you apply online, you will be able to see the offer in your admissions account online from 8.30am on 16 April 2024. We will also send you the offer by email.
  • If you complete a paper application form, we will send your school offer by post. We will send offer letters by second-class post on 16 April 2024.

We will tell the headteacher of the school that your child has a place. The school will contact you with further information.

Some schools will need you to complete an acceptance form. They will send you this form with their welcome pack.

The first day of autumn term 2024 is Wednesday 4th September. Your child should go to school on that day unless the school tells you otherwise.

The admissions process in Norfolk

For full information and frequently asked questions, download a parent’s guide to admissions to schools in Norfolk 2024-2025.

If you have an enquiry you can use our contact form to get in touch with us.

Transfer to junior school timetable 2024/25

  • Round opens – 6 November 2023
  • Round closes - 15 January 2024
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available - 16 April 2024
  • Appeals closing date – 14 May 2024
  • Mini admission round to consider changes – 16 May 2024
  • Appeals hearings - June or July 2024
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2024

Contact us

If you have further questions about admissions please use our contact form to get in touch using our general enquiry form.