Transfer to junior school

Decisions on primary and infant school places will be available on your admissions account from 8.30am on 19 April 2022.

If you applied online, log into your account online at www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk to see the decision. You will also receive an email during the day giving the decision on your application and further information.

If you completed an application form, you will be sent the decision letter. Letters are sent by second-class post on 19 April 2022.

If your child has been offered a place at one of your preferred schools

The headteacher of the school will contact you with further information.

The first day of the autumn term 2022 is Tuesday 6 September 2022. Your child should attend on that day unless the school tells you otherwise.

Please email admissions@norfolk.gov.uk and tell us if you no longer need the place.

If your child has been refused a preference

If your child is refused a place at any school, we will keep your child’s name on a waiting list for that school until the end of December 2022. If we have been unable to accommodate any of your preferences an alternative school has been offered.

You have the right of appeal if your child is refused a place. Find out more about your right of appeal at school admission appeals in Norfolk.

If you wish to appeal you need to state your intention in writing to us (or by emailing admissions@norfolk.gov.uk) telling us which school(s) you are appealing for. You need to state your intention to appeal to us by Friday 29 April 2022.

On receipt of your request, for community and voluntary controlled schools, we will send an appeal form to complete and return. If your child has been refused a place at an academy, Free school, voluntary aided or foundation school, the appeal request will be forwarded to the headteacher of the school who will send the appeal form to you. Either way your completed appeal form must be returned to the admissions authority by Friday 13 May 2022.

Further information on the appeals process will also be provided on receipt of your written request. Appeals will be heard by the end of the summer term (22 July 2022).

All appeals are being conducted by video conference (MS Teams), telephone or on the basis or written submissions.

If you miss the closing date, we will try to hear your appeal with the on-time appeals for that school, or as soon as possible.

Late applications

If you need to make a late application download an application form or use our online contact form to ask us to send you one.

We give higher priority to applications that were submitted before the closing date.

Home to school transport

Information about the allocation of school places has been passed to our Passenger Transport team who will contact families who would, in line with transport policy, be eligible for assistance with home to school transport. Additional information can be found via our Home to school transport section.

Free school meals

If your child receives pupil premium on the basis of free school meals at their current school your child’s entitlement will automatically be transferred to the new school from September. View information and how to apply for free school meals.  

When does a child start junior school?

  • The transfer to junior school admission round is for children in their last year at an infant school (aged 7+). These children are 'due to transfer', which is the term used in the admission rules
  • In most situations, children who are attending a primary school on the opening day of the admission round are not considered 'due to transfer'. These applications have a lower priority for a place at a junior school. This is even if they live in the catchment area of a junior school

The admissions process in Norfolk

For full information and frequently asked questions, download our parents’ guide to admissions to schools in Norfolk. If you have an enquiry you can use our online contact form to get in touch with us.

Transfer to junior school timetable 2022/23

  • Round opened – 9 November 2021
  • Round closed - 15 January 2022
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available - 19 April 2022
  • Appeals closing date – 29 April 2022
  • Mini admission round to consider changes – 16 May 2022
  • Appeals hearings - June/July 2022
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2022

Contact us

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

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