Oversubscription rules for pupils transferring to community and voluntary controlled junior schools (Year 3) for children in their last year at an Infant or First school.
If there are more applications for places than there are places available, we will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:
- Children with a statement of special educational needs naming that school
- Children in public care who are due to transfer
- Children who are due to transfer, living in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
- Children who are due to transfer, living in the area served by the school who have no brother or sister connection with the school
- Children who are due to start school who have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Places allocated by Norfolk County Council’s Placement panel).
- Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
- Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school and attend a feeder school at the opening date of the admission round.
- Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school who have no brother or sister or feeder school connection with the school.
- Children attending primary schools with a brother or sister at the junior school
- Children attending primary schools with no brother or sister at the junior school.
If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line “crow fly” basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property.
In the unlikely event that distance does not separate the final two or more pupils seeking the last remaining place, a random allocation will be used to determine who is offered the final place.
Wensum Junior School follows the Norfolk County Council admissions process so all requests for school places need to go through admissions. All information regarding admissions and their processes can be found at the Norfolk County Council Admissions website. Applications for Year 2 parents for a place at Junior School open in the month of November and close in January.
The admission round for admission to Year 3 at Junior schools in September 2024 opens on Wednesday 8th November 2023. The closing date for applications is Monday 15th January 2024.
You can apply online or download an application form at www.norfolk.gov.uk
Decisions will be available in April 2024.
Transfer to Secondary School
The transfer to secondary school application process is open now and closes on 31 October 2023.
If your child is in their last year at a primary or junior school, you must apply for a place in Year 7 at a secondary school.
For more information, please visit Transfer to Secondary School
If you apply online, decisions will be made available during the day on 1 March 2024 via our School admissions website.
If you want an application form to be sent, you can request one via our general enquiry form.
The admissions process in Norfolk
Full information and frequently asked questions can be found in Parent’s guide 2024/25 (pdf).
Moving schools during the school year
Moving to a different school at any time other than the usual admission to Reception class, transfer to junior school or transfer to secondary school, is known as an ‘in-year transfer’.
This could be a move between Norfolk schools, or a move to a Norfolk school from a school in a different area. You will need to make an online application to apply for a new school place, or complete and return an application form.
Under no circumstances should you withdraw your child from their current school before an alternative school has been allocated.
You can only make one application for a school place in a school year, unless there is a material change in circumstances.
To apply for in-year transfer click here: In-year schools admissions
Children usually start their new school at the start of the next term, depending on when the application is received.
For more general information, Click here