Admissions

Admissions

Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy is a community academy, operating under Ormiston Academy Trust. Our admissions policy is set out in accordance with statutory legislation and has been determined by the Trust.

Admissions Policies

We are having two open afternoons, Tuesday 15th October and Thursday 17th October 2019 at 2:00pm, where you will be able to meet the Principal, SEN Team, Reception Staff and take a tour of the academy.

If you are unable to make either of these days, please don’t hesitate to contact our academy office on 01493 603462 or via office@ewoa.co.uk where we can book an appointment for you to come and look round.

Academy prospectus’ are available from the office upon request.

Early year’s admissions

The process detailed in this section is for admissions for the academy early years provision. For further information on this process please contact the academy on 01493 603462.

Number of spaces (PAN) – the academy has an agreed admission number of 60 per year.

Application process

  • Applications for the 2020/21 academic year begins on 28th September 2019. The closing date for applications for this year is 15th January 2020. National Offer Day is 16th April 2020.
  • Appeals will be held on 15th May 2020.
  • Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy requires parents to apply via Norfolk County Council’s common application process to apply for a place for their child(ren).

Admissions website:     admissions@norfolk.gov.uk

Or you can submit a written application to:

Children’s Services Department, Admissions, 8th Floor, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DL

You can also find information about the appeal process on the Norfolk County Council website. Appeals have to be received by Norfolk County Council by 15th May 2019. Admissions can be contacted either by email at information@norfolk.gov.uk or by telephone on 0344 800 8020.

In-year admissions
  • Any applications made outside the main intake period will be dealt with in accordance with the process for early years detailed in this section.
  • In-year admissions forms can be obtained from admissions@norfolk.gov.uk
  • For further information please see our Admissions Policies on the Policies page.

Selection and Oversubscription Criteria

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 on the prescribed day following their fifth birthday (or on their fifth birthday if it falls on a prescribed day). The prescribed days are 31st December, 31st March and 31st August.

Where a parent defers their start date the place is held and cannot be offered to another child.

However, the admission can only be delayed within the academic year. This means the admission must take place by the summer term. Places cannot be held until the following autumn term for those children who are five during the preceding summer term.

Summer born children (those born between 1st April and 31st August) can request consideration for their child to join a Reception class rather than a Year 1 class and the admission authority and Principal will consider parental requests and make decisions based on the circumstances of each case and in the best interests of the child.

Where a request is agreed their application will be considered alongside all other applications for a Reception place and will be prioritized using the over-subscription rules as published.

If the number of applications is less than the number of spaces then all children will be offered places.

Oversubscription criteria

If the academy receives more applications than there are available places, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:

  1. Looked After and previously Looked After children (previously looked after children are children who were looked after and ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a Residence Order or Special Guardianship Order.
  2. Children with a statement of education need/Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) where Edward Worlledge is the named school.
  3. Those living in the designated area served by the school.
  4. Those living outside the designated area served by the school but who have an older brother or sister attending at the time of admission.
  5. Those living outside the designated area served by the school who have medical reasons and who have been professionally recommended to attend the school.
  6. Those living outside the designated area served by the school if space permits.