Lakenham Primary School follows the Norfolk County Council admissions process so all requests for school places (reception to year 6) need to go through admissions.
A parent’s Guide to Primary, Infant and First Schools in Norfolk, which is published annually and is available online. Further information about admissions can be obtained from the Local Authority Admissions department.
Admissions Room 7
Martineau Lane Norwich
Telephone: 0344 800 8020
Fax: 01603 223722
The school is responsible for admissions to our Nursery for 3 and 4-year-olds. If you would like to put your name down on our waiting list please contact the school office for more information.
Children start in Nursery in the term after their third birthday. There is morning and afternoon nursery sessions.
Full time education starts in Reception class in the academic year when they will be five years old. Admission to Reception is in September of each year.
We believe that settling children into school is very important and we do everything we can to make their first year at school a happy time. We have a team of experienced teachers and learning support staff who act as key workers to ensure that our provision is the best it can be.
We hold open days for prospective parents, where you can meet children and staff of the school and we can answer any questions you may have. Visits can be arranged through the school office.
Once you are offered a place at the school in the Reception group, there are a number of transition events for both children and parents. Details and dates of all the events, including transition afternoons, meetings for parents, home visits and coming to sports day, will be sent directly to your little person when they are successful in gaining a place.
All admissions (except Nursery), whether to the Reception group, if you are moving into the area, or mid-year admissions to other year groups, are organised by Norfolk County Council. If you are not moving house, starting dates are September, January and Easter only, as per County policy.
On acceptance of a place at Lakenham Primary and Nursery School, we expect all staff, parents and children to uphold the Home School Agreement and for parents to uphold the Parents, Carers, Volunteers and Visitors Code of Conduct.
If any person, child or adult, is not able to uphold this agreement, the headteacher and governors will take action to ensure that all who come into Lakenham Primary and Nursery School feel confident that they are safe and will be cared for, and that they will be given opportunities to thrive and enjoy their time with the school.