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

Great Barton CE Primary Academy follows Suffolk County Council admissions procedures; details can be found by clicking:


Please call us (01284 787353) to enquire about in-year vacancies or entry at the beginning of any year group other than Early Years Foundation Stage/Reception (entry to this year group is managed by the Local Authority).


Applications to the Early Years Foundation Stage/Reception Class


Great Barton CE Primary Academy offers children a full or part-time place in the Early Years Foundation Stage/Reception Class.  All children are entitled to a full-time place from September should parents/carers choose this option.  A part-time place is available if parents/carers do not wish to take up the full-time place initially.  In Suffolk, children are expected to attend full-time from the beginning of the term in which they have their fifth birthday.


Parents/carers, who would like to apply for a place in our Early Years Class in September 2019, will need to apply by 15 January 2019.

Parents/carers, will not be able to access the part-time provision, unless they have a confirmed place at the school.

Parents/carers who do not take up a part-time or full-time place will still be able to send their child to the school when they reach statutory age, as long as they have a confirmed place (ie the place will be held as long as it is confirmed).


During the summer term before admission, parents/carers are invited to a meeting with the Headteacher and the Early Years team in which further information about the Early Years curriculum and the school day are discussed.  Families also receive newsletters and invitations to school events.


Our new pupils are invited to three half-day sessions to give them the opportunity to become familiar with their new teachers, peers and surroundings.  They are also invited to sample a complimentary school lunch.  Early Years staff visit the nursery/pre-school setting attended by your child, as part of our liaison programme prior to pupil visits.


Part-time pupils

Part-time pupils attend school from 9.00am until noon.

Unfortunately, part-time pupils will not be guaranteed ‘home-to-school’ transport.

The school believes that, in most cases, it is in the child’s best interest for him or her to attend school for 5 sessions a week.


To find out about admission to the Reception class for 4/5 year olds in September 2019, please follow this link:


In-year applications should be made directly to the school office using the ADM1 application form, which is available on-line or by clicking on the link below.


In-Year Application Form ADM1

Admissions Guide 2017/18 Suffolk Schools

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