Admissions 2023-2024

North Denes Primary School is a Community School for children from 2 – 11 years.

Community schools are owned by Norfolk County Council, but locally managed by the Governing Body and Head Teacher.

Norfolk County Council (NCC) manages admissions to all community schools in Norfolk.


School Admission

If you would like to apply for a school place at North Denes Primary School please contact the Admissions department at NCC.

Admissions Room 7 County Hall Martineau Lane Norwich NR1 2DH

Telephone: 0344 800 8020 Fax: 01603 223722 Email:

 Applications can be made online here.


Please click here to visit the Admissions website.


Admission to reception classes

The admission round for entry to reception classes for the School Year 2023/24 opens on 26 September 2022 and closes on 15 January 2023.

When does a child start school?

  • If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, they are due to start school in reception class in the school year starting September 2023 and are entitled to a full-time place.
  • 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.


  • You must make an application for a reception class place, even if your child currently attends a nursery class at the same school. However, attendance at a nursery attached to a school, does not normally give you any priority for a place at that school.


Make an application

Apply online

If you apply online, decisions will be made available during the day on 17 April 2023 via our School admissions website.

If you would like an application form to be sent to you, you can request one via our general enquiry form.

The admissions process in Norfolk

Full information and frequently asked questions can be found in Parents guide 2023/24 (pdf).

The Guide to Primary and Infant Schools will provide further information on each Infant and Primary school in Norfolk. Please also visit SchoolFinder for additional information.

First admission to school timetable 2023-24

  • Round opens – 26 September 2022
  • Round closes – 15 January 2023
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available – 17 April 2023
  • Appeals closing date – 12 May 2023
  • Mini admission round to consider changes – 20 May 2023
  • Appeals hearings – June/July 2023
  • Waiting lists maintained until 31 December 2023

Contact us

If you have questions about admissions please use our contact form to get in touch.


Transfer to secondary school

The transfer to secondary school application process is now closed.

If your child is in their last year at a primary or junior school, you must apply for a place in Year 7 at a secondary school if you haven’t already done so.

As the round has closed, you can no longer apply online.

You can request an application form by completing the general enquiry form.

Your application will be treated as a late and therefore have a lower priority than applications received on time.

Decisions will be made on 1 March 2023 and we will send you a letter on 1 March 2023 by second class post telling you the decision.

The admissions process in Norfolk

Full information and frequently asked questions can be found in Parent’s guide 2023/24 (pdf).

Information on each secondary school in Norfolk can be found via Schoolfinder.

If you have an enquiry contact us via our online general enquiry form.

Secondary school admissions timetable 2023/24:

  • Round opens – 9 September 2022
  • Round closes – 31 October 2022
  • National Offer day – school place decisions are made available – 1 March 2023
  • Appeals closing date – 22 March 2023
  • Mini admission round to consider changes – 3 April 2023
  • Late appeals closing date – 19 April 2023
  • Appeals hearings – May/June 2023
  • Waiting lists maintained for over-subscribed schools until 31 December 2023

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