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Transfer to junior school

Decisions on junior school places were released on 16 April 2021.

If you applied online, your admissions account has been updated on the school admissions website. You will also have been sent an email giving the decision on your application and further information.

If you completed a paper application form, a letter will have be sent out by second class post on 16 April 2021, telling you the decision.

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

The Headteacher of the school has been 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 2021 is Monday 6 September 2021 and your child should attend on that day unless you are informed otherwise.

There is no need to confirm acceptance of the place offered but please notify us if you no longer require the place.

Late applications

We give higher priority to applications that were sent in on time but we must also accept late applications. You can submit a late application by completing a paper application form.

Download an application form or use our online contact form to ask us to send you one.

If your child has been refused a preference

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 2021.

You also have the right of appeal against the decision of the Admissions Authority to refuse a place for your child. 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 30 April 2021.

On receipt of your request, for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools, the County Council 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 14 May 2021.

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 (21 July 2021). If you miss the published closing date, we will try to hear your appeal with the on-time appeals for that school, or as soon as possible.

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

If we have been unable to accommodate any of your preferences an alternative school has been offered.

Home to school transport

Information about the allocation of school places has been passed to the Council’s Passenger Transport team who will contact families who would, in line with transport policy, be eligible for assistance with home to school transport. Visit our home to school transport page.

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. Find out more information about and 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+ on 1 September 2020). 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 2021/22

  • Round opens - 9 November 2020
  • Round closes - 15 January 2021
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available - 16 April 2021
  • Appeals closing date - 30 April 2021
  • Mini admission round to consider changes - 14 May 2021
  • Appeals hearings - June/July 2021
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2021

Contact us

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

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