Admissions

Oversubscription rules for pupils transferring to community and voluntary controlled junior schools (Year 3) for children in their last year at an Infant or First school.

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, we will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:

  1. Children with a statement of special educational needs naming that school
  2. Children in public care who are due to transfer
  3. Children who are due to transfer, living in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
  4. Children who are due to transfer, living in the area served by the school who have no brother or sister connection with the school
  5. Children who are due to start school who have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Places allocated by Norfolk County Council’s Placement panel).
  6. Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
  7. Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school and attend a feeder school at the opening date of the admission round.
  8. Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school who have no brother or sister or feeder school connection with the school.
  9. Children attending primary schools with a brother or sister at the junior school
  10. Children attending primary schools with no brother or sister at the junior school.

If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line “crow fly” basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property.

In the unlikely event that distance does not separate the final two or more pupils seeking the last remaining place, a random allocation will be used to determine who is offered the final place.

For further information:

www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions