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

Due to Government regulations we are unable to hold an in house open afternoon for prospective 2021/2022 Reception parents, we will however be offering information packs and updating our website shortly with a virtual tour.

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 2021/22 academic year begins on 28th September 2020. The closing date for applications for this year is 15th January 2021. National Offer Day is 16th April 2021.
  • Appeals will be held on 14th May 2021.
  • 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:     [email protected]

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 [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 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.