Applying to Dereham Church of England Junior Academy

The Governors have agreed an intake limit of 116 year 3 pupils per year.

If there are more children who wish to enter school than there are places then the following criteria will apply:

  1. Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Educational Need) naming the academy (NB this is a duty for all schools / academies)
  1. Children who are looked after by the Local Authority and former LAC who have been adopted or are the subject of a special guardianship order
  1. Residence within the normal catchment area of the academy
  1. Siblings, adopted or foster brothers/sisters of pupils previously admitted to the academy and living at the same address and who will still be attending the academy when the sibling, adopted or foster brother / sister will start
  1. Parents who wish their children to receive an education in a Church of England academy should support this application with a letter from a church minister, either local or outside the locality. The letter should state how frequently the child attends church which should be at least once a month.
  1. Any other applicants

In the event of the Governors having to make a choice between candidates with cases of equal strength, the shortest distance from home to school in a straight line as the crow flies should have priority.

Further information regarding Admissions can be obtained from Norfolk County council’s website or from the school office.

Applications for places in the school are made through the Norfolk County Council Admissions Department. Click here to visit their site, phone 0344 800 8020, or write to:-

8th Floor
County Hall
Martineau Lane