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Transfer to junior school

Junior School offers for September 2024 are now available.

  • If you applied online, you will be able to see the offer from 8.30am on 16 April 2024 in your admissions account online. We also sent you the offer by email on 16 April 2024
  • If you completed a paper application form, we have sent your school offer by post. We sent offer letters by second-class post on 16 April 2024

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. 

Some schools need you to complete an acceptance form. They will send you this form with their welcome pack. 

The first day of autumn term 2024 is Wednesday 4 September 2024. 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 waiting list for that school in case a place becomes available. We will keep their name on the waiting list until 31 December 2024. 

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 your child will be going to. The transport team will contact your if your child is entitled to home to school transport. 

Find out more about school transport.

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 automatically get free school meals. 

Find out more about free school meals.

Late applications 

If your child is due to start school in September 2024 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 (school 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 2024 if: 

  • Your child currently goes to an infant school, and
  •  They were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 

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 (PDF) [415KB]

Contact the admissions team 

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

Junior school admissions timetable 

Important dates for reception class applications for September 2024: 

  • Applications open - 25 September 2023
  • Applications close - 15 January 2024
  • National offer day (when you get your school offer) - 16 April 2024 
  • Appeals closing date - 14 May 2024
  • Mini admission round starts (when we consider changes parents have made to their applications since the closing date) - 20 May 2024 
  • Appeals hearings take place - June/July 2024 
  • We maintain waiting lists for oversubscribed schools until 31 December 2024 

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