If you are interested in applying for a place at our school or have any general questions about Admissions, please contact Norfolk County Council Admissions on 03448 008020.
Admission Arrangements Consultation
The Aylsham Federation of schools are consulting on changes to their admission policy from September 2022 from Wednesday 3 December 2020 to Friday 29 January 2021. The consultation relates specifically to the admission arrangements for Bure Valley School and Aylsham High School. These arrangements and those for John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School are highlighted on the document below .
Please contact Jo Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01263 733270 to make any response to the consultation or to ask any questions. All responses should be with the Federation by 12pm on Friday 29 January 2021.
Current Admission Criteria
Our admissions policy can be downloaded below. The purpose of our school admissions policy is to ensure that decisions to admit pupils/students are based on fair and transparent criteria. If the number of applications exceeds availability, pupils/students will be allocated places in the following order of priority:
1. Children with an education, health and care plan (EHCP) or statement of special educational needs naming the school.
2. Children who are in public care or who have been adopted from public care who are due to transfer.
3. Children with a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission. Our definition of siblings - ‘brother’ or ‘sister’ means: brothers or sisters living at the same address including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters and children in foster care within a family unit.
4. Children who are due to transfer and live in the area served by the school. The ‘area served by the school’ is defined as the villages that make up the catchment areas of Aylsham High School and therefore The Aylsham Cluster of Schools:
Aldborough Primary, Bure Valley Junior, Buxton Primary, Colby Primary, Erpingham VC Primary, Hevingham and Marsham Primary Partnership
5. Children who attend an Aylsham Cluster school but live outside the catchment.
6. Children who live outside the catchment, based on proximity of the child’s home to each applicable school, with those living nearer being accorded the higher priority.