Transfer to junior school

The transfer to junior school admission round closed on 15 January 2018.

If you applied online, offers will be available to view on your account from the morning of Monday 16 April 2018.  You will need to log in to your account on the admissions website You will also be sent an email during the day with full information.

If you sent in a paper application, we sent you a letter on Monday 16 April 2018 by second class post. It will tell you at which school your child has been offered a place.

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

  • The Headteacher of the school will be informed that your child has a place. You will be contacted directly by the school with further information. The first day of the autumn term 2018 is Thursday 6 September. Your child should attend on that day unless you are informed otherwise
  • If you have been offered a place at a school outside of Norfolk, you will need to contact the school to find out their individual admission arrangements

Please notify us as soon as possible, if you no longer require the place offered.

If your child has been refused a preference

If we have been unable to accommodate any of your preferences, an alternative school has been offered. In these cases you must notify us in writing if you do not accept this offer.

If a preference has been refused at any school, your child’s name will be kept on a waiting list for that school until the end of December 2018.

Making an appeal

If a preference has been refused, you have the right of appeal against the decision of the Admissions Authority.  Find further details on your right to appeal.

If you wish to appeal you must write to:

The Admissions Office
8th Floor, County Hall
Norwich, NR1 2DL

Or email:

Your written intention must be received no later than Thursday 3 May 2018.

Please do not include the reasons for your appeal at this time. On receipt of your declaration, the Admissions Authority will send an appeals form so that you can give your particular reasons for requesting a place at your preferred school. Further information on the appeals process will also be provided at that time. Any appeal lodged for an on time application, must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals (Friday 6 July 2018).

Appeals lodged for schools that have their own individual arrangements (voluntary aided schools, academies, foundation and free schools) will be passed to the headteacher of the school. They will respond to you directly.

Home to school transport

Information on the allocation of school places, has been passed to our travel and transport services. They will contact families who would, in line with our transport policy, automatically be eligible for assistance with home to school transport. Parents will be contacted before the end of May.

If you have not been contacted by the end of June and you believe you may qualify for transport, you can make an application.

Free school meals

Your child might be eligible for free school meals if you receive certain benefits. Read further information and how to apply. Schools receive additional resources to support teaching and learning, based on the number of children who are entitled to free school meals. If you are entitled but your child does not take a free meal at the school it is still worth applying. This will support your child’s education.

Additional admissions information

Full information about the admission process in Norfolk and frequently asked questions: 

If you have further questions about admissions contact us.

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