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Transfer to secondary school

Decisions on secondary school places have been released.

If you applied online, you can check your admissions account online at You'll also receive an email giving the decision on your application and further information.

If you completed an application form, letters have been sent out by second-class post on 1 March 2021.

How to appeal

If your child has been refused a place, you must appeal directly to the headteacher of the school. The deadline for appeals has passed, but you can still make a late appeal.

The school will give you an appeal form so that you can give your reasons for requesting a place at that school. Your appeal form and any additional information to support your appeal must be returned to the headteacher by Monday 29 March 2021.

Only a small number of appeals are successful.

Read more about the admissions appeals process.

Your child’s name will be placed on a waiting list for that school until the end of December 2021.

If the school is outside Norfolk, you should contact the local authority for that school. You should also check the deadline for lodging your appeal as it could be different.

If your child has been offered a place

The school will contact you with further information if your child has been offered a place.

Some schools will require you to complete an acceptance form. They will send the form with the welcome pack from the headteacher. There is no need to confirm acceptance of the place for other schools.

If you no longer need the place, please email and let us know.

Late applications

If you have not yet made an application, please complete a paper application form.

Download application form or ask us to send you one using our online form.

Late applications have a lower priority than applications that were submitted before the closing date.

The admissions process in Norfolk

Full information and frequently asked questions can be found in A parents’ guide to admissions to schools in Norfolk 2021-22 (pdf).

See also our detailed guide to Secondary schools in Norfolk 2021-22 (pdf).

If you have an enquiry contact us via our online form.

Secondary school admissions timetable 2021/22

  • Round opens - 10 September 2020
  • Round closes - 31 October 2020
  • National Offer Day - school place decisions are made available - 1 March 2021
  • Appeals closing date - 29 March 2021
  • Late application closing date - 22 March 2021
  • Mini admission round to consider changes - 1 April 2021
  • Late appeals closing date - 16 April 2021
  • Appeals hearings - May/June 2021
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2021

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