The admissions process
Suffolk County Council handles the annual admissions process on behalf of Saxmundham Free School.
The school is currently in a growth phase and has varying Pupil Admission Numbers in each year group as we grow. Please make sure you check the relevant Admissions Policy for the right figures:
- Admissions Policy 2017 (Saxmundham Free School)
- Admissions Policy 2018 (Saxmundham Free School)
- Admissions Policy 2019 (Saxmundham Free School)
For those parents / carers looking to apply for a place at Saxmundham Free School it has been agreed with the Local Authority that for September 2017 Year 7 intake, we will be working to an admission number of 120 students.
At all times, in the event of oversubscription a range of criteria are applied by the school’s Local Governing Body in determining applications. These are clearly laid out in the relevant year’s policy.
Please click here to visit the Suffolk County Council website for further information or to apply for a place with us.
In-year admissions will be dealt with by the Saxmundham Free School. Please click here for the application form (ADM1) which should be completed and returned to the School office (Saxmundham Free School, Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham, IP17 1DZ or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to apply for a school place for a child already in secondary education. Please note that once a decision has been reached, your information will be shared with Suffolk County Council Admissions Team for the purpose of allowing them to keep up to date figures on availability of school places in the area. All personal data is processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998”.
Where the number of students exceeds the PAN in any year group, the Seckford Education Trust will maintain an in-year waiting list. If you are on the list, the Trust will notify you when a place becomes available. See the relevant Admissions Policy for more information on how waiting lists are administered.
Suffolk County Council’s education department oversees the admissions appeals process in Suffolk. Please click here to visit Suffolk County Council’s website for further information.
Appeals are usually heard within 40 school days of the published closing date (after National Offer Day). If this deadline has passed then your appeal will be heard at a later date.
In-year appeals are generally heard within 30 school days of your form being received.
Transport to our school
Please click here to visit our Transport page on this website, or alternatively, please contact Suffolk County Council’s transport department on 0345 606 6173 or click here to visit Suffolk County Council’s School Transport website for further information about their current school transport policies and procedures.
We have produced answers for many of the questions we are frequently asked about the admissions process to the school. Click the link below to download this document: