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Admissions Process

  • How to apply to join Iceni Academy

We have space for 160 students to join our Year 7 every year.  Our Year 7 from September 2019 is full, please get in touch if you would like to join the waiting list. If you are apply for September 2020 please see below.  

The deadline for applications is the 31st of October 2019.  Applications are via the Local Authority for the area in which you live.  Is this is Norfolk County Council, click here.  Alternatively if this is Suffolk County Council, click here.

If you have missed the 31st of October deadline, you can still apply through your Local Authority. Your application will be treated as a ‘late application’ and considered after applications received by the deadline.

Transferring to our Academy

For all other applications, please complete the Academy Transformation Trust in-year admissions form which can be found here.  This should be returned to;

Mrs S Cutts, Admissions Officer,

Iceni Academy, Stoke Road, Methwold, IP26 4PE

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs S Cutts, on 01366 728333 or

When 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.

Where necessary we will keep a waiting list for each year group which will be 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 Year 7).  If you would like your child to remain on the list after these dates please contact Mrs S Cutts, on 01366 728333 or

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

For appeals during the Covid-19 pandemic please click here.

Admissions Policies

  • For our Admissions policy for 2019-20 please click here
  • For our Admissions policy for 2020-21 please click here
  • For our Admissions policy for 2021-22 please click here