Transfer to junior school

Transfer to Junior school applications closed on 15 January 2023.

As the round has closed, you can no longer apply online but you can request an application form by completing the general enquiry form.

Alternatively, you can email the Admissions Team via with the following essential information:

  • Your name
  • Child’s name
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Child’s address
  • Your telephone number and your preference(s)

You may rank up to three preferences and include reasons for your preference, although these reasons can only be considered if they support one of the over-subscription criteria for a school.

If you do not live in Norfolk you must apply to your home local authority, even if you want to apply for a Norfolk school.

Your application will be treated as late and therefore have a lower priority than applications received on time.


If you applied online, decisions will be available during the day on 17 April 2023 on the school admissions website.

If you completed a paper application form, we will send you a letter on 17 April 2023, by second class post, telling you the decision.

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 2023). These children are 'due to transfer', which is the term used in the admission rules. If you want your child to transfer to a junior school, you must apply for a junior school place before 15 January 2023.

In most cases, 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

The Guide to Primary and Infant Schools will provide further information on each infant and primary school in Norfolk. Please also visit SchoolFinder for additional information.

Transfer to junior school timetable 2023/24

  • Round opens – 7 November 2022
  • Round closes - 15 January 2023
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available - 17 April 2023
  • Appeals closing date – 28 April 2023
  • Mini admission round to consider changes – 26 May 2023
  • Appeals hearings - June/July 2023
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2023

Contact us

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