Policy for Admission to School

Pupils are admitted to school without reference to ability or aptitude.

Foundation Unit Admission

Children can be admitted into our Foundation Unit on turning three years old, subject to each child’s needs and in consultation with those with parental responsibility, pre-school providers and support services where appropriate. This is dependent on places being available.

School Admission

Pupils will be admitted at the beginning of the school year in which they are 5 years old. All children will attend full-time unless there are individual circumstances which dictate otherwise.

Over Subscription

Where applications exceed the number of places available the following criteria will be applied, in this order of priority:

  1. Children in public care who are due to start school and live in the area served by our school.
  2. Children for whom their Statement of Special Educational Needs names our school.
  3. Children who live in the parishes of Winterton or Somerton and
    1. have a sibling attending the school
    2. are attending the school’s Foundation Unit
    3. have no previous connection with the school
  4. Children who do not live in the parishes of Winterton or Somerton who:
    1. have a sibling who already attends the school
    2. are attending the school’s Foundation Unit
    3. have no previous connection to the school, with those living nearer to the school being given priority.

 

Appeals will be dealt with by the LEA on behalf of the governing body.

  • Definition of a sibling A child living at the same address who shares at least one common parent.
  • Definition of home address Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for part of the week, the home address will be considered to be the address that the child lives at for the majority of the week (including weekends).

 

If you would like to make an application to our school during the school year for any year group, please make contact with the school office to arrange a visit or for our application pack to be sent to you. All applications will be considered in line with the Norfolk Schools Admissions procedures.