Application for admission for first entry to primary school at age 4+ must be completed by 15 January in the year that you intend for your child to start. These applications are processed by the local authority.
Admissions at other times are made direct to CEVA Schools and all academies. CEVC School applications go via the local authority as above.
- Admissions to CEVA Schools and acadmies | PDF
- Admissions to CEVC Schools | PDF
- CEVA or CEVC – The differences explained | PDF
- Admission Appeals-+
The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 gives parents the right to appeal against the decision of any Admissions Authority* if that body is unable to meet the parents' preference for choice of School.
*In the case of a Community or a Voluntary Controlled School the Local Authority (LA - Suffolk County Council) is the Admissions Authority.
In the case of a Voluntary Aided School the individual Governing Body is the Admissions Authority.
In the case of an Academy - at a "standalone" Academy the Directors are the Admissions Authority; for a school within a Multi Academy Trust, the Directors of the MAT are the Admissions Authority.
This page cannot give a definitive guide to Appeals, rather it aims to signpost you to the best sources of information. It can also serve as a reminder for Schools as to their role in the process.
The Education Appeals Office is the independent body which administers all Admission Appeals within Suffolk. It is unable to offer personal advice about individual appeals. However the Advisory Centre for Education (A.C.E.) is a national charity that provides advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school-based issues. Call them on 0300 011 5142 or look at their website.
- EAO guidance booklet (revised 2019) | PDF
- EAO appeal form (updated 2018) | Word document
- Statutory Admission Appeals Code of Practice 2012 | gov.uk website
Aided Schools are reminded that they can access support from the Deputy Diocesan Director of Education.
- Statutory Consultation-+
All Church of England Voluntary Aided schools and academies have now concluded the statutory consultation on their Admission Policies for 2018-2019. Governors will have considered all representations and revised their policies appropriately.
These policies are now DETERMINED by the whole Governing Body or the MAT Directors and have been published on individual school websites (see below).
Admissions to Church of England Voluntary Controlled schools are regulated by Suffolk County Council and details can be seen on their website.
- All Saints CEVA Primary School, Laxfield | Weblink
- All Saints CEVA Primary School, Newmarket | Weblink
- Bramfield CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Brampton CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Chelmondiston CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Creeting St Mary CEVA Primary School | Weblink
- Elveden CEVA Primary Academy | Weblink
- Eyke CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Hartest CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Long Melford CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Mellis CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Nacton CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Orford CEVA Primary School | Weblink
- Ringsfield CoE Primary School | Weblink
- St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School, Bury St Edmunds | Weblink
- St John's CEVA Primary School, Ipswich | Weblink
- St Margaret's CEVA Primary School, Ipswich | Weblink
- St Mary's CoE Primary School, Hadleigh | Weblink
- St Mary's CoE Academy, Mildenhall | Weblink
- St Mary's CoE Primary School, Woodbridge | Weblink
- St Matthew's CEVA Primary School, Ipswich | Weblink
- St Peter and St Paul CEVA Primary School, Eye | Weblink
- Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School, Debenham | Weblink
- Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVA Primary School, Framlingham | Weblink
- Sproughton CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Stoke by Nayland CoE Primary School | Weblink
- Stonham Aspal CEVA Primary School | Weblink
- Tudor CoE Primary School, Sudbury | Weblink