Applying for a place at Orford School
We warmly welcome pupils from our catchment area and beyond. The school has capacity for 15 pupils in each year group.
Children usually start school in the September following their fourth birthday, but parents/carers may delay entry until the term following their fifth birthday. (Please note that children born between 1st April and 31st August who delay their start in this way will not have their place held open and must re-apply for a place to join Year 1.)
Parents/carers applying for a place in our Reception year for September 2021 should do so online via the Suffolk County Council. You can download a copy of our admissions policy from the link below. This details i.) how we consider applications for all age groups ii:) how we select pupils from the applications received iii:) our oversubscription criteria iv:) the appeals procedure. A supplementary information form (SIF) is also required to be completed and returned directly to the school. Please click here to download.
For applications for a place in any other year group, please apply directly to the school by completing an ADM1 form and a Supplementary Information Form and return them to the school. (Both forms can be downloaded from the virtual office section of this website.) We will make a decision for any in year applications based on the number of children already within the class. (Please read the admissions policy for determining applications where class size is a factor)
You are very welcome to come and have a look around our school - please just call the office on 01394 450281 to make an appointment.