Consultation on the admission arrangements at Bury St Edmunds County High School
We are consulting on the admissions arrangements for Bury St Edmunds County High School for the academic year 2024/25 in line with the School Admissions Code 2021.
The consultation will commence at 9am on Friday 9 December 2022 and will conclude at midnight on Friday 27 January 2023.
Why are we consulting?
The school must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the school must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted at least once every 7 years.
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are to take into account the closure of the two middle schools that had priority over applications based on distance in the existing admissions arrangements. Bury St Edmunds County High School – Westley and Horringer Court Middle Schools will no longer be partner schools and their details are therefore removed from the admissions policy.
You are invited to review the school admission arrangements for Bury St Edmunds County High School at https://www.countyupper.org/about-us/admissions/ and any questions or responses to be considered should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The consultation is being communicated by the school as follows:
- Notification to Suffolk County Council
- Notifications to local education settings in Local Authority
- Notification to all parents and carers of pupils at the School
- Publication across the Unity Schools Partnership websites
On conclusion of the consultation on Friday 27 January 2023, all responses will be collated and presented to the Local Governing Board for consideration and determination.
The final outcome of the consultation will be posted on the school’s website along with the final admissions policy for 2024/25 by 15 March 2023.
How to Apply
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 a button below.
Parents should note that for Suffolk Secondary Schools there is no automatic right to a place at the local school. It is essential that application forms are completed and returned by 31st October.
For details about applying to our Sixth Form please follow the link at the bottom of this page.
We are always available to talk to you about our school and the admissions process, please do contact us.
Normal Year of Entry
Suffolk County Council co-ordinates all Normal Year of Entry Admissions into Year 7 and communicates all admission decisions to parents.
Click on the link below to make an online application.
The advantages of applying online are that you:
- 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.
Your application form must be received on or before 31 October.
National Offer Day is 1 March or the next working day for a secondary school application.
In Year Applications
In-year applications should be made directly to Bury St Edmunds County High School using the ADM1 form which you can download below. Please email or post the completed form to the School Office.
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.
PO Box 579
Further information about our school
Admissions Policy 2022-23
Admissions Policy 2023-24
Admissions Policy 2024-25 (Draft)
County Upper School Prospectus