All Year 8 children, whatever school they attend, can apply for a Year 9 place at County Upper School. Our priority is to admit students from our feeder middle schools who apply for a place with us. Currently, these are Horringer Court Middle and Westley Middle Schools. However, our Published Admission Number allows us to admit more children than can be accommodated at these schools. The school will therefore provide places for children who do not attend a named middle school whose parents wish them to attend Bury St Edmunds County Upper School provided that they can be accommodated within the admission limits.
For details about applying to our Sixth Form please follow the link at the bottom of this page.
Please read our Admission Arrangements in the attachments section for further details, including our oversubscription criteria and the administration of waiting lists. Suffolk County Council also produce a very useful guide for parents and carers on how to apply for your child’s school place which you can view by clicking on the adjacent button.
We are always available to talk to you about our school and the admissions process, please do contact us.
Normal Year of Entry
County Upper School has a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 220 for entry into Year 9. Suffolk County Council co-ordinates all Normal Year of Entry Admissions into Year 9 and communicates all admission decisions to parents.
Admissions for Normal Year of Entry 2022-23 will proceed from 12 September 2021.
Click on the link below to make an online application.
will receive confirmation of your application by email
can check or change your application right up to the closing date
can view the outcome of your application online on the offer day
will receive an email with details of your school offer on the offer day
If you prefer to complete a paper application this can be downloaded from the link below. The completed CAF1 form can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to the address on the form – it is advised to get proof of postage.
All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code. Appellants should contact the Education Appeals Office on 01473 264218 or 264219.
There is further information at www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions. Select the Appeals panel on the left which will contain contact numbers, address and email contacts as well as appeal forms and the timescales by which you would need to make your appeal. Education Appeals Customer Rights PO Box 579 Ipswich Suffolk IP1 2BX Email: firstname.lastname@example.org