Year 7 Admissions

Transfer to secondary school

Secondary school applications for September 2024 closed on the 31st October 2023. If you applied, the Local Authority will offer you a school place on the 1st March 2024 (National Offer Day).

 

Late applications:

If your child is due to transfer to secondary 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 by using the Local Authority general enquiry form. Your application will be treated as late and will therefore have a lower priority than applications received on time.

 

Music Scholarships:

We are also proud to offer Music Scholarship places to Year 7 students joining us each September. Find out more about the application process here. Applications for September 2024 are now closed. 

 

When children transfer to secondary school:

Secondary schools are for 11- to 16-year-olds (school Years 7 to 11). Your child is due to transfer to secondary school when they are in their last year (Year 6) at primary or junior school.

You need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2024 if

  • your child currently goes to primary or junior school and
  • they were born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013

 

When you get your school offer:

If you applied for transfer to secondary school for September 2024, the Local Authority will offer you a school place on the 1st March 2024 (National Offer Day).

  • If you applied online, you will be able to see the offer in your admissions account online from 8.30am on the 1st March 2024. The Local Authority will also send you the offer by email.
  • If you completed a paper application form, the Local Authority will send your school offer by post. The Local Authority send offer letters by 2nd class post on the 1st March 2024.

The Local Authority will inform the Principal of the school that your child has a place. The school will contact you with further information.

The first day of Autumn term is Thursday 5th September 2024.

 

Waiting lists:

If your child is not offered a place, their name will be added to a waiting list for the school in case a place becomes available. Waiting lists are maintained for oversubscribed schools until the 31st December 2024.

 

Secondary school admission timetable for September 2024 entry

  • Applications open - 11th September 2023
  • Applications close – 31st October 2023
  • National Offer Day (when you get your school offer) – 1st March 2024
  • Appeals closing date - 16th April 2024
  • Appeal hearings take place – May/June 2024

 

Secondary school admission timetable for September 2025 entry

  • Applications open – 11th September 2024
  • Applications close – 31st October 2024
  • National Offer Day (when you get your school offer) – 3rd March 2025
  • Appeals closing date - 28th March 2025
  • Appeal hearings take place – May/June 2025

 

Further Information:

Norfolk County Council Admissions

 

For more information, read our admission policy below:

Admission Policy 2023

Admission Policy 2024

*2024 entry admission arrangements have been revised, reflecting an increase in PAN. 

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