Admissions

Admissions Consultation

REAch2 Academy Trust (the Trust), as the admission authority for all of its academies as per the admissions code 2021, is consulting on the admission arrangements for all of its schools. It is the responsibility of the Trust to determine the arrangements for all of its schools, ensuring that they are fully compliant with the admissions code 2021 and other statutory legislation, such as the Equalities Act 2010.

On 4 October 2023, the Trust Board approved several variations to the current arrangements, which seek to add clarity to a number of key definitions within the policy. The new policy also includes more information on how parents can access other admissions related information, including in-year admissions, appeals processes, and Fair Access Protocol’s.

The new policies do not propose any change to the school’s existing over-subscription criteria. The new policy seeks to make clear that children within the final category of the over-subscription criteria are ranked by the distance they live from the school. The Trust has therefore re-named this criterion from ‘other children’ to ‘distance’. Children within that criterion will still be ranked in the same way.

You can find the proposed school policy for 2025/2026 by visiting Academy Directory – REAch2 Academy Trust

The consultation will run from 6 December 2023 to 31 January 2024.

We welcome feedback from all stakeholders on the proposed arrangements. Responses to the consultation may be placed by any of the following means:

· By email [email protected]

· Complete the e-form at www.reach2.org/admissions

· By post Admissions Consultation, REAch2 Academy Trust, C/O Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy, Henhurst Ridge, Burton Upon Trent, DE1

Nursery Places

Our nursery offers places between 9:00am until 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

To apply for a place in the nursery, please visit our school office to put your child’s name down on the waiting list. Children become eligible for a place the term after their third birthday.

Places are allocated to children on our waiting list, at a termly nursery panel meeting, who will use the Local Authorities selection criteria. Further details can be found in the ‘Schools in Suffolk’ brochure.

We will contact you when a place becomes available, to invite you and your child to visit the nursery and meet our staff. We will also talk about our induction programme and how this supports your child to make a smooth and happy start to their life at the school. Nursery pupils transfer to the reception classes in the September following their fourth birthday.

Admissions to Reception Class at the academy are managed by Suffolk County Council. Attendance at the Nursery does not lead to an automatic place in the Reception Class. An application will need to be made for admission to Reception Class.

Reception Places

The current Published Admission Number (PAN) is 60. This number tells you how many pupils we can have in each year group.

All admissions to Reception Class are made through the Local Authority’s admission team. You can contact them at

Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 2BX

Tel : 0345 600 0981 (local rate)

Click here for Suffolk County Council School Admissions Information.

School Places (Years 1 – 6)

All in-year admissions are managed by our admin team, please call the school office on 01473 685040 for more information and an application form.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Click here for a link to our admissions policy.