APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS
Hellesdon High School follows the Norfolk County Council applications and admissions procedures, which can be found at www.norfolk.gov.uk/admissions. The intake number set for this school for a year group is 250.
The following is an excerpt from the admissions procedure:
In the event of oversubscription, the governors aim to apply fair oversubscription criteria.
After admission of students with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) or statement, priority will be given to those students who meet the criteria set out below, in the following order:
1. ‘Looked-after children’ in the care of the LA or being provided accommodation by the LA, or children who were previously looked-after but immediately after being looked-after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2. Siblings of students who will be registered students in Years 7-11 at the school on the first day of the term when the applicant student would be joining the school. ‘Sibling’ is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster-brothers or sisters.
3. Children attending one of our designated feeder schools and living within the catchment area of the school in accordance with the boundaries drawn up by the LA.
4. Children attending one of our designated feeder schools and not living within the catchment area of the school in accordance with the boundaries drawn up by the LA.
5. Children of Staff:
a. where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time which the application for admission to the school is made or
b. where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
6. Other applicants.
N.B. Where parents have a shared responsibility for a child following the breakdown of their relationship, the ‘home’ address shall be taken as the address that is registered for child benefit.
Tie-breaker: Where there are more applications than places according to the criteria above, a tie-breaker shall be applied. Those children living closest to the school, measured in a straight line from the front gate of the school to the registered home address, will be given priority.
For queries regarding places in the school in Years 8-11, please contact the admissions team at Norfolk County Council. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective students and parents are invited to contact the school to arrange a visit, if they so desire.