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Admission to Coltishall Primary

 

As a Local Authority Maintained School, we follow the Norfolk County Council admissions policy, whose website links are at the bottom of this page.

 

Applications for September 2021 are open now

Admissions information 2020/21

 

Admission to reception classes

 

The admission round for entry to reception classes in September 2021 is now open. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.

 

When does a child start school?

  • If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they are due to start school in reception class in the school year starting September 2021. Children must be offered a full-time place from September 2021.
  • 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.

Important

  • You will need to make an application for a reception class place, even if your child currently attends a nursery class at the same school
  • Attendance at a nursery attached to a school, does not normally give you any priority for a place at that school


By law, children must start statutory education full-time at the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday.

 

Parents are entitled to defer their admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis.

Timetable for School Admissions for September 2021

 

You must apply to your home Local Authority.

 

First admission to school timetable 2021-22

  • Round opens - 28 September 2020
  • Round closes - 15 January 2021
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available - 16 April 2021
  • Appeals closing date - 14 May 2021
  • Mini admission round to consider changes - 21 May 2021
  • Appeals hearings - June/July 2021
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2021

Oversubscription rules for admission to Coltishall Primary

 

(extract from Norfolk County Council Admissions Policy)

 

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, the Authority will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules which can be found on the Norfolk County Council Website, link at bottom of page.

 

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, we will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:


Children who are due to start school and:

 

  1. have a statement of special educational needs naming that school are in public care or – have been adopted;
  2. live in the area served by the school and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission;
  3. live in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school;
  4. have a disability and live in the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability);
  5. live in the area served by the school;
  6. have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Places allocated by Norfolk County Council’s Placement panel);
  7. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister with a statement of special educational needs attending the school at the time of their admission;
  8. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission;
  9. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school;
  10. have a disability and live outside the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability);
  11. live outside the area served by the school.

 

If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line ‘crow fly’ basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property.


In the unlikely event that distance does not separate the final two or more pupils seeking the last remaining place, a random allocation will be used to determine who is offered the final place.


NOTE: Criteria 7 only applies to schools which have a Specialist Resource Base on site.
Feeder school priority will only apply in the first year of entry to the school.

 

Useful Links

 

Links to Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services regarding admissions:

 

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