Admissions

Annual Applications for Reception and Year 3

Suffolk County Council handles the annual admissions process on behalf of SET Maidstone Infant and SET Causton Junior Schools. Applications for places for the start of Reception should be made on Suffolk County Council's Application Form. These are accessible on the LA’s website and should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications - Please see the guidance below.

For those parents / carers looking to apply for a place at SET Maidstone Infant or SET Causton Junior School it has been agreed with the Local Authority that for September 2019 Reception and Year 3 intake, we will be working to an admission number of 75 students.

At all times, in the event of oversubscription a range of criteria are applied by the school’s Local Advisory Board in determining applications. These are clearly laid out in the admissions policy.

For more information on admissions, please refer to the booklet ‘Schools in Suffolk’, which will be given on application for a place at the school for the start of Reception and Year 3. Parents who make a late application will be considered after those received by the deadline, according to the criteria listed in the ‘Schools in Suffolk’ booklet. It is necessary to apply at each stage of transfer for any school, which is not your catchment area school. Web chat is the quickest and easiest way to contact School Admissions, Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm. The chat with us button will appear in the right hand corner when someone is available to talk to.

Email: admissions@suffolk.gov.uk

Call: 0345 600 0981

Please click here to visit the Suffolk County Council website for further information or to apply for a place with us.

In-Year Applications

In-year admissions will be dealt with by the SET Maidstone Infant and SET Causton Junior School. Please complete and return your admissions form to the School office if you wish to apply for a School place for a child already in primary education. Please note that once a decision has been reached, your information will be shared with Suffolk County Council Admissions Team for the purpose of allowing them to keep up to date figures on availability of school places in the area. All personal data is processed in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Please see the attached parental GDPR information.

In year applications for school places in all year groups run from 1st September to 21st July

Waiting lists

Where the number of students exceeds the PAN in any year group, the Seckford Education Trust will maintain an in-year waiting list. If you are on the list, the Trust will notify you when a place becomes available. See the Admissions Policy for more information on how waiting lists are administered.

Appeals

Suffolk County Council’s education department oversees the admissions appeals process in Suffolk. Please click here to visit Suffolk County Council’s website for further information. Appeals are usually heard within 40 School days of the published closing date (after National Offer Day). If this deadline has passed then your appeal will be heard at a later date.

In-year appeals are generally heard within 30 school days of your form being received.

Contacting School Admissions

Web chat is the quickest and easiest way to contact School Admissions; Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm. The chat with us button will appear in the right hand corner when someone is available to talk to.

Email: admissions@suffolk.gov.uk

Call: 0345 600 0981