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Diamond Academy, Hillary Road, Thetford, IP24 3DP  |  Tel: 01842 752387

How to apply for September 2016

We have space for 60 children in our Year 3 for September 2016.

If you are applying for a place in Year 3 starting in September 2016 before the application closing date of 15 January 2016 please apply via the Local Authority for the area in which you live. Where this is Norfolk County Council, the form can be found here.

If you miss the deadline, you can still apply through your Local Authority; however your application will be treated as a ‘late application’. These will be considered after applications received by the deadline.

Transferring to our academy
If you would like to join our academy, please complete the Norfolk County Council in-year admissions form which can be found here.

If our academy is oversubscribed
We give priority to children living within the local community of the academy. However, if there are more applications than there are places at our academy, we will give preference to children according to the following rule:

1. Looked after Children (current and previously)

2. Children living permanently at the same address as a child attending the academy at the time of their admission

3. Children living closest to the academy based on straight line distance (this link will give you an estimate of the straight line distance between your house and the academy)

All children with statements of special educational needs or an education health and care plan (where the academy is named on the statement) will be admitted before we apply these three rules.

We keep a waiting list for each year group which is used to fill any vacancies. This is ordered based on the above criteria and not on the date your child is added to it.

The waiting list is cleared at the end of June each year (and 1 January for Reception). If you would like your child to remain on the list after these dates please contact Fiona-Louise Tilden at Diamond Academy on 01842 752 387.

Admissions Appeals
Please visit Academy Transformation Trust website to find out how to appeal.

Admissions Policy
For our full Admissions Policy (2016/17) please click here. This applies to any applications to start at our academy after January 2016.