Admission Policy

If you are interested in a place for your child at Flitcham Church of England Primary School please contact Norfolk County Council Admissions Department on 01603 224384 or admissions@norfolk.gov.uk

You are more than welcome to arrange a visit and our Headteacher, Mrs Jane Gardener, is very happy to show you around. Please telephone the school on 01485 600383 or email office@flitcham.norfolk.sch.uk

Flitcham is a Voluntary Aided School in the Diocese of Norwich serving the parishes of Flitcham, Hillington, Congham Shernbourne, Amner, Fring and Harpley Dams. Although the school’s first duty is to the children living in our catchment area, parents from all areas are welcome to apply to the school and a significant proportion of children on the current school roll live outside the catchment area.

The school plans to admit 15 children into the reception class and aims to maintain this number of children in each year group throughout the school.

The normal entry round

The normal year of admission to the school is Reception. There is one single allocation of places for children starting school in the next academic year. Children whose 5th birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August will normally start full time in September. The closing date for the receipt of Reception applications is in line with Local Authority policy.

The school does not operate a waiting list and no preference is given to early applicants.

Admissions outside the normal admission round

Parents may apply on an individual basis at other times of the year. A place will be offered if there is space available in line with LA Policy.

Appeals

If we are oversubscribed, County notifies all applicants as to whether or not a place is available (using the criteria set out below) and informs unsuccessful applicants of the appeals procedures.

  • Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school.
  • Children in public care who live in the area served by the school.
  • Children who live in the catchment area and have a sibling attending the school at time of admission.
  • Children who live outside the catchment area and have a sibling attending the school at time of admission.
  • Children who live in the catchment area.
  • Children of practicing Anglicans: people who are attached* to the church for a period of two years or more.

*‘Attached to the church’ would be a regular but not frequent worshipper, for example one who usually attends a monthly family or church parade service or is regularly involved in a weekday church activity including an element of worship.