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Admissions policy

Adopted: July 2015

Purposes

  • To ensure fairness in allocation of places
  • To ensure a true comprehensive intake
  • To allow clarity in allocation of places
  • To keep allocation of places within decided maximum places

Outcomes

  • Year 7 is fully allocated in accordance with this policy

Admissions criteria

Area served by the school: Aylmerton, Bessingham, Cromer, Crossdale Street, East Beckham, East Runton, Felbrigg, Gresham, Metton, Northrepps, Overstrand, Roughton, Sidestrand, Sustead and Trimingham.

In the event of there being more requests for places than places available, the school’s governing body will admit children in the following order of priority:

  1. Those in public care naming Cromer Academy;
  2. Those with a statement of special educational needs naming Cromer Academy;
  3. Those due to transfer, living in the area served by the school;
  4. Those due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school who have an older brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission;
  5. Those due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school but who will be moving into the area before the transfer date. Where the school is nearing maximum numbers priority will be given to those families who have completed their house move and are resident in the area;
  6. Those due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school;
  7. Those not due to transfer wishing to transfer.

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, distances will be measured door to door, using Ordnance Survey data.

Admission number for each year group is 144.

Process for applications

Parents can apply online via www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk or complete a paper application from the local authority website www.norfolk.gov.uk/admissions or by phone from the local authority customer services on 0344 800 8020.

Application forms are also available from the Academy.

Letters and application forms are also distributed to schools and given to all Year 6 students who live in Norfolk and attend a maintained Norfolk school. Applications must be received by the local authority by the end of October for students transferring to high school. Parents are notified of their child’s place on March 1 by either first-class post or email, dependent on their method of application.