Admissions Policy

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By law, children must start statutory education full-time at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. All parents of children born between 1 September and 31 August must be offered a full time place from September. 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 during that academic year and no later than the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.

At Newton Flotman School full time is Monday to Friday 8.40am – 3.00pm. Part time is Monday to Friday 8.40am – 12.00pm.

Parents are very welcome to visit the school and to discuss any matters concerning their child. Please telephone the school to make an appointment with the headteacher. In addition to the regular pre-school visits, children are invited to spend part of a morning with the reception class during the latter part of the term prior to their admission.

The school hosts an evening for new parents in June or July each year. This gives parents the opportunity to find out more about the school and to ask any questions they may have.

The children are usually phased into full-time education over a period of 2 weeks. This is open to negotiation with the class teacher and depends on your child’s readiness for full-time attendance

All admissions are dealt with by Norfolk County Council and therefore admission to the school is by agreement with them. Find out more and to contact the Admissions Department.

If there are more applications for places than there are places available at Newton Flotman Primary School, we will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:

Children who are due to start school and:

  1. have a statement of special educational needs naming that school
  2. are in public care or have been adopted
  3. live in the area served by the school and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission
  4. live in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school
  5. have a disability and live in the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
  6. live in the area served by the school
  7. have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Newton Flotman Primary does NOT have a Specialist Resource Base)
  8. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister with a statement of special educational needs attending the school at the time of their admission
  9. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
  10. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school
  11. have a disability and live outside the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
  12. live outside the area served by the 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.

Feeder school priority will only apply in the first year of entry to the school.