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Admission to Swanton Abbott Community 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.

 

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:

  • have a statement of special educational needs naming that school are in public care or - have been adopted;
  • live in the area served by the school and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission;
  • live in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school;
  • have a disability and live in the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability);
  • live in the area served by the school;
  • have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Places allocated by Norfolk County Council's Placement panel);
  • 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;
  • live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission;
  • live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school;
  • have a disability and live outside the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability);
  • 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.

 

The Admission to reception classes round for September 2017 is for places in Reception classes and is for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 (aged 4+ on 1 September 2017).

 

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

 

All parents of children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 must be offered a full time place from September 2017.

Parents are entitled to defer their admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis, however the child must start school on a full time basis during the academic year 2017/18 and no later than the beginning of the term after their 5th birthday.

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

 

Oversubscription rules for admission to Swanton Abbott Community Primary

 

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, links at bottom of the page.

Timetable for School Admissions for September 2018

 

You must apply to your home Local Authority.

 

First admission to school (Pupils born between 1/9/2013 and 31/8/2014)

Round Opens:         28/09/2017

Round Closes:       15/01/2018

Decisions posted:    16/04/2018 (mid afternoon)

 

Transfer to Junior Schools (Pupils in their last year at an Infant School)

Round Opens:          08/11/2017

Round Closes:          15/01/2018

Decisions posted:     16/04/2018 (mid afternoon)

 

Transfer to Secondary Schools (Pupils in their last year at a Primary or Junior School)

Round Opens:           1/09/2017

Round Closes:           31/10/2017

Decisions posted:      01/03/2018 (mid afternoon)

 

This information has been taken from the Norfolk County Council website, please check at the 2018-19 Admissions page for up to date details.

Timetable for School Admissions for September 2017

 

You must apply to your home Local Authority.

 

First admission to school (Pupils born between 1/9/2012 and 31/8/2013)

Round Opens:         28/09/2016

Round Closes:       15/01/2017

Decisions posted:    18/04/2017 (mid afternoon)

 

Transfer to Junior Schools (Pupils in their last year at an Infant School)

Round Opens:          08/11/2016

Round Closes:          15/01/2017

Decisions posted:     18/04/2017 (mid afternoon)

 

Transfer to Secondary Schools (Pupils in their last year at a Primary or Junior School)

Round Opens:           08/09/2016

Round Closes:           31/10/2016

Decisions posted:      01/03/2017 (mid afternoon)

 

Useful Links

 

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

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