- The Academy will admit its agreed admission of 210 pupils in 2012-13 if sufficient applications are received. The academy may set a higher Published Admissions Number after consulting Norfolk County Council (NCC) and other relevant admissions and governing bodies.
- Applications for places will be made on the NCC’s common application form. 14 September 2011 Admission round opens. Letters and application forms distributed to schools and given to Year 6 pupils. 31 October 2011 All applications must be received by NCC by this date. 10 February 2011 Coordination scheme applied. No changes can be made to applications after this date. 1 March 2012 Offer day. Parents sent letter, telling them at which school their child has been offered a place. Parents applying online will receive an email with the information. Parents will also be able to access their account at www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk 21 March 2012 This is the last day for accepting the offer or for telling NCC you want to appeal. 30 March 2012 Mini admission round. All changes requested since 31 October are considered on this date. May/June 2012 Appeal hearings. 31 December 2012 All waiting lists held by NCC end.
- The Academy will consider all applications. Where the number of applicants is greater than the published admission number, application will be considered against NCC criteria set out below. After the admission of students with statements of special educational needs naming Ormiston Victory Academy, the following criteria will apply: a/ children in public care who are due to transfer; b/ children with a sibling (full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister but not cousins) already at the Academy at the time of admission (not the sixth form); c/ children in the Academy catchment area who attend Costessey Junior School, Bawburgh Primary School, St. Augustine’s Primary School, Queens Hill Primary School or Easton St Peter’s Primary School; applied through their parents expressing a preference for Ormiston Victory Academy. Children who live outside the Academy’s designated area and who attend Costessey Junior School, Bawburgh Primary School, St Augustine’s Primary School, Queens Hill Primary School or Easton St Peter’s Primary School; applied, through their parents expressing a preference for Ormiston Victory Academy.If applications exceed the numbers in any one category, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest the Academy within that rule with distance measured on a straight line. If following the application of admission rules and distance, two applicants cannot be separated for a final place, random allocation will decide.Disabled children will be given equal consideration of a place under the admission criteria where the school is deemed to be accessible. The definition of disability is that contained in the Disability Discrimination Act (amended).
- Parents will be advised of their right of appeal against any refusal and to whom their appeal should be lodged. The Academy will prepare guidance on the appeals process, providing parents with a named contact for enquiries.
- Subject to the NCC’s coordinated admission arrangements, the Academy will consider all applications for other years provided there are places. The oversubscription criteria will apply if there are more applications than places. Parents have the right of appeal.
- Until the Admission of Year 7 in 2014, there will not be a Published Admission Number for all year groups. Admission will be based on teaching group sizes and efficient use of resources. Parents have the right of appeal.
- The Academy will consult about admission arrangements by 1 March with the NCC and relevant admission and governing bodies. It will consider their comments and determines its admission arrangements by 1 April, notifying those consulted. Copies of the arrangements will be sent to the relevant academies and maintained schools, NCC, public libraries and the public on request.
The Academy follows the Department for Education Circular 10/99 and subsequent DfES guidance on exclusions. Further details are available on the website.