Admissions

The Local Authority (LA) has responsibility for admissions to Falcon Junior School. Parents who wish to send their children to Falcon Junior School must apply to Norfolk County Council Children’s Services’ Admissions Department. The maximum intake for the school is set at 90 giving it an overall limit of 360 children.

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, the LA will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:

  • Children with a statement of special educational needs naming that school
  • Children in public care who are due to transfer
  • Children who are due to transfer, living in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
  • Children who are due to transfer, living in the area served by the school who have no brother or sister connection with the school
  • Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
  • Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school and attend a feeder school at the opening date of the admission round
  • Children who are due to transfer, living outside the area served by the school who have no brother or sister or feeder school connection with the school

Important note: The address given on the application form will be used to decide the catchment school. To determine who lives nearest, the LA will measure straight line distance from home to school using Ordnance Survey data. The LA will use Post Office address points for the precise measurement. If following the application of admission rules and distance two applicants cannot be separated for a final place at a school, the authority will use random allocation to determine priority for a place.