As a Voluntary Controlled School, the School Governors are required to adopt the Norfolk County Council Policy on School Admissions.

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

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 an EHCP or statement of special educational needs naming that school
2. are in public care, have been adopted from public care or adopted from abroad
3. live in the catchment area and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission
4. live in the catchment area who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school
5. have a disability and live in the catchment area (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
6. live in the catchment area
7. have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Places allocated by Norfolk County Council’s Placement panel)
8. live outside the catchment area who have a brother or sister with a statement of special educational needs 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 school at the time of their admission
10. live outside the catchment area who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school
11. have a disability and live outside the catchment area (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
12. children of staff
a. where a member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more
years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is
made and/or
b. the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a
demonstrable skill shortage
13. live outside the catchment area

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.

If you are considering sending your child to Alburgh with Denton CE Primary School please contact Mrs Byer at the school office on 01986 788678 or office@alburgh-with-denton.co.uk for more information. We are always willing to show prospective parents round the school and discuss any points of interest with them. (During the present time we are unable to show prospective parents round during school hours, however we are more than happy to arrange a tour of the school before or after the school day).

Click here to download the Parents guide to admissions 2021 to 2022

For an online application form and more information please visit:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions

It is important that you submit your child's application before the deadline set by the local authority.

or by contacting Norfolk County Council Education department on 01603 222593:

Norfolk County Council,
Children's Services
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DL

Tel: 01603 223489

Email: admissions@norfolk.gov.uk