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.
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 54 per year.
National Offer Day is on Tuesday 19th April 2022, we will contact all parents/carers after this date and arrange a drop-in/transition session for all Reception pupils who will be joining us for the 2022-2023 academic year.
How to apply
Norfolk County Council admissions department arranges the allocation of spaces within schools. For Norfolk’s admissions arrangements information please click here
Application forms will be sent out automatically by the Norfolk County Council Children’s Services (School Admissions) Department. If you would rather apply online, please go to: http://www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk/
If you do not receive a booklet and form , please contact Norfolk County Council Children’s Services School Admissions Team at [email protected] or on 03448008020
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 13th May 2022. Admissions can be contacted either by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 0344 800 8020.
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.
If the academy is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan where the school is named in the Statement or Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:
Random allocation will be used as a tie-break in category ‘3’ above to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between two children’s homes and the school is the same. This process will be independently verified.