Future Admissions (2022-23)

If you would like a tour of the school at any time (for example, for in-year transfers from another school) please contact the office on 01493 661523.


Application for a place in reception classes September 2022 is for children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018.

Parents are entitled to defer their child’s admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis. By law, children must start statutory education full-time no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday, and must be offered a full-time place at a school from September 2022.

Ormiston Academies Trust is the Admissions Authority for Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy. PAN for September 2022 to be confirmed.

Admissions policy

OCPIA Admissions Policy 2021-22

Application forms will be sent out automatically by the Norfolk County Council Children’s Services (School Admissions) Department. If you would rather apply online, please go to: http://www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk/

If you do not receive a booklet and form, please contact Norfolk County Council Children’s Services Department School Admissions Team at [email protected] or on 0344 800 8020.

Norfolk County Council Timetable for School Admissions for September 2022

FIRST ADMISSION TO SCHOOL (Pupils born between 01/09/2017 and 31/08/2018)

Round open: 27th September 2021

Round closes: 15th January 2022

National Offer Day (when school place decisions are made available): 19th April 2022

Appeals closing date: 13th May 2022

Mini admission round to consider changes: 20th May 2022

Appeals hearings: June/July 2022

Waiting lists maintained until 31st December 2022

Norfolk County Council admissions department arranges the allocation of spaces within schools. For Norfolk’s admissions arrangements 2022/23 please click here. 

Information on Admissions to Reception Classes – 2022-23

The documents ‘A parents’ guide’ and ‘Reception school guidance notes 2022-23’, plus lots of other information regarding arrangements for selection, school catchment areas, oversubscription criteria, and the application process is available on the Norfolk County Council Admissions Department ‘Admissions to Reception Classes’ webpage here.

Information on In-year Transfers

A move to a different school at any time other than admission to reception, transfer to junior or transfer to secondary is known as an ‘in-year transfer’. This could be a move between Norfolk schools or a move to a Norfolk school from a school in a different area.

Norfolk County Council organise in-year school transfers and admissions. Please see the Norfolk County Council ‘Moving schools during the school year’ webpage here https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/moving-schools


If you want to transfer to a school that is not in Norfolk you will need to contact your new local authority to ask about their admissions process. Find your new local authority using the Government’s local council finder here https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council


Under no circumstances should you withdraw your child from their current school before an alternative school place has been allocated.

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