If you are considering applying for a place at the school we strongly encourage you to book a parent tour to see us in action. Please contact our Office Manager, Mrs Angela Kimber on 01284 386203 to arrange a visit.

 Normal year of entry (Reception Year) admissions to Great Whelnetham School are co-ordinated by the local authority and the Trust Board uses the published admission criteria to prioritise applications. These admissions applications are completed via Suffolk County Council website.

Great Whelnetham School is an own admission authority school for all other in year admissions - this means if you wish your child to join our school at any point other than when they start school in the Reception year.

We follow the Suffolk County Council admissions policy and our PAN (Published Admission Number) is 20 places for each year group from Reception to Year 6. 


How to apply for a place in Reception for the 2024/2025 school year
To apply for a place in our Reception Year in September 2024 you will need to:
The completed CAF1 form should be sent to Suffolk's Admission Team (see the form for details).
The Suffolk County Council website provides all the information you need for children starting school in Reception each September.
How to apply for a place to join an existing year group (known as the In-Year Process)
To apply for a place in any existing year group you will need to:
  • request a copy of our application form from the school office or alternatively
  • download a copy of our pupil registration form.
All forms should be sent directly to the school office.