Future Admissions

Admissions 2023-24

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 2023 is for children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019. 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 2023.

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:  http://www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk/
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 2022
FIRST ADMISSION TO SCHOOL (Pupils born between 01/09/2018 and 31/08/2019)Date
Round open:24th September 2022
Round closes:14th January 2023
Round closes: (when school place decisions are made available): 20th April 2023
Appeals closing date:12th May 2023
Mini admission round to consider changes:19th May 2023
Appeals hearings:June/July 2023

Waiting lists maintained until 31st December 2023

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.