Admission Arrangements for 2019 / 2020

We are delighted that you are considering Open Academy for your son or daughter.

The admission arrangements outlined on this website apply to admissions to Open Academy from the 2019/20 academic year. Open Academy's Pupil Admissions Number 110 students. 


Norfolk County Council manages the admissions for the Open Academy.

Year 7 transfer – application forms can be obtained from your child’s primary school or you can contact the Schools Admissions Service.

Mid-term transfer – Parents/carers who wish to change their child’s school should apply directly to the Schools Admissions Service.

Apply on-line at

Norfolk County Council, Children's Services
County Hall
Martineau Lane

Tel: 0344 800 8020
Fax: 01603 223722



Open Days

Year 6 Open Evening Tuesday 2 October 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 15 October 2019 - 6:30 - 8:00pm


Admissions arrangements for 2020

Admission authorities must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements every year. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the admission authority must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted on at least every seven years.

Consultation must be for a minimum of eight weeks and must take place between 1 November and 1 March of the year before those arrangements are to apply. For example: for arrangements that apply to applications in 2019, consultation must be completed by 1 March 2020. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed admission arrangements.

Appeals Timetable




March 2020

High School Offer Day


March 2020

  • All intentions to appeal should have been received at your school by this date.
  • As soon as you receive an intention, please send out an appeal form and guidance to the parent which I have attached, please feel free to use if you wish.
  • Please keep me updated with how many you have received so that I can ensure you have sufficient days allocated for the amount of appeals to be heard

March 2020

Appeal forms and any additional supporting information to be returned to the school by this d


April – June 2020

Appeals will be heard for the Transfer to High School Round and must all be completed by 18th June 2019.



As you can imagine this is a very busy time and we have a lot of schools to allocate slots for. Please bear this in mind when providing us with any necessary information. All appeals are governed by time restrictions so please respond to any communication from us quickly.

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