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Admission Arrangements

As Combs Ford Primary School is part of a Multi-Academy Trust, the Children’s Endeavour Trust is responsible for establishing the admission criteria and the oversubscription criteria, in line with guidance from the Department of Education’s School Admissions Code. This process is supported by Suffolk County Council. A copy of the school Admission Arrangements document is given below, and this includes details of the schools’ Published Admission Numbers (PAN) and the schools’ oversubscription criteria:

Admissions Arrangements 2023-24
Admissions Arrangements 2024-25

If your child due to start in EYFS (Reception) in September 2024

Pupil admissions for the Reception Year (traditionally called transition or cohort years) are administered annually by the Local Authority on behalf of the school. You should apply by the closing date of 15 January 2024, completing an application form and returning it to Suffolk County Council. Forms are available at Suffolk County Council - apply for a primary school place.  You will be informed of the outcome of your application by Suffolk County Council.

Admissions to other Year Groups

If you are looking for a new school place for your child that is outside of the normal admission cohorts listed above, you should apply directly to the school. This is called an ‘In-Year Admission’ and relates to Years 1-6. It also relates to Reception Year from the Spring term onwards. Admissions Arrangements for 2023/24 and an application form can be downloaded below which should be returned to the school by email or post. You will be informed of the outcome of your application by the School.

In Year Admissions Form

Admission Appeals

If your application to either of the routes above is unsuccessful, you have the right appeal against the decision to refuse your child a school place. Admission appeals are the responsibility of the Children’s Endeavour Trust, and an application for appeal can be made by completing the CET Appeal Form 2023. An appeal will give you the opportunity to outline your case for admitting your child to school. You will be informed of the outcome of any appeal by the Children’s Endeavour Trust.

High School Applications for the academic year 2024/25

Click on the link below for further details:

Transition to Secondary School

Page reviewed on 19/02/24 by KJD.