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Admissions


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366_FAKENHAM_INFANTS_2019Norfolk County Council LEA

First Admissions Policy

The intake limit for each year group is 90.

Children are allocated places in line with the following criteria:

  1. Children who have an Education Health and Care Plan naming Fakenham Infant and Nursery School.
  1. Children in public care who are due to start school.
  1. Children who are due to start school, living in the area served by the school, who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission.
  1. Children who are due to start school living in the area served by the school, who have no brother or sister at that school.
  1. Children who are due to start school, living outside the area served by the school, who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission.
  1. Children who are due to start school living outside the area served by the school, who have no brother or sister at that school.

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.


Important Note

  • ‘School’ is defined as the main school and not the nursery class attached to the school. This means that no priority would be given to a child from outside the catchment area who had either a brother or sister at the attached nursery class. The address given on the application form will be used to decide the catchment school.

  • By law children must start statutory education full time at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday.

  • If your request for a place at Fakenham Infant & Nursery School is unsuccessful parents have the right of appeal. Parents should contact the Local Authority if this applies


It is the responsibility of the Local Authority to allocate places rather than the school itself. To apply for a place, please contact Norfolk County Council's Admissions Team https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.