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Admissions Arrangements

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Admissions Arrangements

Please download the Admissions-Policy 2022-2023

Please download the Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Please download the Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Number of Spaces (PAN)

The academy has an agreed admission number of 180 per year.

Application Process

The closing date for secondary school places for the 202122 school year was 31 October 2020.

If you have not yet made an application, please either apply online here or complete a paper application form.

Download application form (word format)

The secondary transfer round for September 2021 is for places in year 7 and is for children in their last year at a primary or junior school. These pupils are deemed “due to transfer” which is a term used in admissions rules.

To apply you need to complete the local authority’s (LA) common application form (CAF) and submit this directly to the LA by the deadline, 31 October. You should apply online at

Late applications will not be considered until all other applications have been reviewed.

All offers of secondary places will be made through the LA. The academy will not contact parents about the outcome of their application until the offer from the local authority has been received. All offers will be made on the secondary national offer day (1st March 2021 or the next working day).

Norfolk Secondary school admissions timetable 2020/21

  • 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 – 22 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

For more information, please visit the Norfolk County Council website here.

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