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

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 54 per year.

Application process

  • Applications for the 2022/23 academic year begins on 27th September 2021. The closing date for applications for this year is 15th January 2022. National Offer Day is 19th April 2022.
  • Appeals will be held on 13th May 2022.
  • 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)

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:

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.

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 [email protected]
  • 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 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: 


  1. Looked after children and those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after was adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  2. Children with a sibling attending the school at the time of application. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.
  3. Other children by distance from the school, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school as measured by using Ordnance Survey data to plot an address in this system. Distances are measured from the main entrance of the child’s home to the main entrance of the school as specified in the school information pack.


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.