Transfer to junior school

Junior school offers for September 2023 are now available.

  • If you applied online, you will be able to see the offer in your admissions account online. We will also send you the offer by email on 17 April 2023.
  • If you completed a paper application form, we have sent your school offer by post. We sent offer letters by second-class post on 17 April 2023.

When you get your school offer

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

The first day of autumn term 2023 is Wednesday 6 September. Your child should go to school on that day unless the school tells you otherwise.

If you have not been offered a place at one of your preferred schools

If we were unable to offer your child a place at one of your preferred schools, we have offered a place at an alternative school. This will be at the nearest school to your home address with an available place.

Waiting lists

If we haven’t offered your child a place at one of your preferred schools, we will add their name to a waiting list for that school in case a place becomes available. We will keep their name on that waiting list until 31 December 2023.

Appealing the decision

You have the right to appeal the decision if we have not offered your child a place at one of your preferred schools.

How to appeal the decision

Transport and free school meals

We will tell the transport team which school we have offered your child a place at. The transport team will contact you if your child is entitled to home to school transport.

Find out more about school transport.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the qualifying benefits.

Find out more about free school meals.

Late applications

If your child is due to transfer to junior school in September 2023 and you haven’t applied, you can make a late application by completing a paper application form.

Request a paper application form using our general enquiry form.

When children transfer to junior school

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

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

You need to apply for a junior school place for September 2023 if:

  • Your child currently goes to an infant school, and
  • They were born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016

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.

The admissions process in Norfolk

You can find full information and answers to frequently asked questions in the parent’s guide to admissions in Norfolk.

Contact the admissions team

If you need to contact us, you can use the general enquiry form.

Junior school admissions timetable

Important dates for junior school applications for September 2023:

  • Applications open – 7 November 2022
  • Applications close – 15 January 2023
  • National offer day (when you get your school offer) – 17 April 2023
  • Appeals closing date – 16 May 2023
  • Mini admission round starts (when we consider changes parents have made to their applications since the closing date) – 16 May 2023
  • Appeals hearings take place – June/July 2023
  • We maintain waiting lists for oversubscribed schools until 31 December 2023