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Admission to Northgate Primary

 

Applications for September 2023 are now open

If you are interested in a place for your child at Northgate Primary School, please contact

Norfolk County Council Admissions Department on 01603 224384 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Link to NCC website school admission information

Our Acting Head teacher, Mrs Claire Andrews, is very happy to arrange an appointment for you to view the school.  Please email the school office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Admissions information 2022/23

Admission to reception classes

The admission round for entry to reception classes for the School Year 2023/24 opens on 26 September 2022 and closes on 15 January 2023.

When does a child start school?

  • If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, they are due to start school in reception class in the school year starting September 2023 and are entitled to a full-time place.
  • Parents are entitled to defer their child’s admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis. By law, children must start statutory education full-time no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday.

Important

  • You will need to make an application for a reception class place, even if your child currently attends a nursery class at the same school
  • Attendance at a nursery attached to a school, does not normally give you any priority for a place at that school


By law, children must start statutory education full-time at the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday.

Parents are entitled to defer their admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis.

Timetable for School Admissions for September 2023

You must apply to your home Local Authority. Parent Portal: Home (norfolk.gov.uk)

First admission to school timetable

  • Round opens - 26 September 2022
  • Round closes - 15 January 2023
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available - 17 April 2023
  • Appeals closing date - 12 May 2023
  • Mini admission round to consider changes - 20 May 2023
  • Appeals hearings - June/July 2023
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2023

Oversubscription rules for admission to Northgate Primary

 (extract from Norfolk County Council Admissions Policy)

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, the Authority will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules which can be found on the Norfolk County Council Website, link at bottom of page.

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 who are due to start school and:

  • have a statement of special educational needs naming that school are in public care or – have been adopted;
  • live in the area served by the school and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission;
  • live in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school;
  • have a disability and live in the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability);
  • live in the area served by the school;
  • have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Places allocated by Norfolk County Council’s Placement panel);
  • 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;
  • live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission;
  • live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school;
  • have a disability and live outside the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability);
  • live outside the area served by the school.
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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.


NOTE: Criteria 7 only applies to schools which have a Specialist Resource Base on site.
Feeder school priority will only apply in the first year of entry to the school.