Admissions 2024-25

Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy follows the admission policy and procedure outlined by Ormiston Academies Trust in consultation with Norfolk County Council.

The Academy welcomes pupils between the ages of 4 – 11 years and has an admission number of 80 children per year group from September 2021.

Application for a place in reception classes September 2024 is for children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. Parents are entitled to defer their child’s admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis. By law, children must start statutory education full-time no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday, and must be offered a full-time place at a school from September 2024.

How to apply

Norfolk County Council admissions department arranges the allocation of spaces within schools. For Norfolk’s admissions arrangements information please click here.

Application forms will be sent out automatically by the Norfolk County Council Children’s Services (School Admissions) Department. If you would rather apply online, please go to:
If you do not receive a booklet and form, please contact Norfolk County Council Children’s Services School Admissions Team at [email protected] or on 0344 800 8020

Norfolk County Council Timetable for School Admissions for September 2024
FIRST ADMISSION TO SCHOOL (Pupils born between 01/09/2019 and 31/08/2020)Date
Round open:25th September 2023
Round closes:15th January 2024
Round closes: (when school place decisions are made available): 16th April 2024
Appeals closing date:14th May 2024
Mini admission round to consider changes:20th May 2024
Appeals hearings:June/July 2024

Waiting lists maintained until 31st December 2024

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

All offers of 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 national offer day.

The documents ‘A parents’ guide’ and ‘Reception school guidance notes’, plus lots of other information regarding arrangements for selection, school catchment areas, oversubscription criteria, and the application process is available on the Norfolk County Council Admissions Department ‘Admissions to Reception Classes’ webpage here.

A move to a different school at any time other than admission to reception, transfer to junior or transfer to secondary is known as an ‘in-year transfer’. This could be a move between Norfolk schools or a move to a Norfolk school from a school in a different area.
Norfolk County Council organise in-year school transfers and admissions. Please see the Norfolk County Council ‘Moving schools during the school year’ webpage here.

If you want to transfer to a school that is not in Norfolk you will need to contact your new local authority to ask about their admissions process. Find your new local authority using the Government’s local council finder here.

Under no circumstances should you withdraw your child from their current school before an alternative school place has been allocated.