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John Milton Academy Trust

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Admissions

Choosing a school is a very important process for parents and children alike. 

We hope our website, together with our prospectus, will give you the information that you need to make your decision. However, if you have been unable to visit the school at an open event or would like a further visit, please contact the school and we will arrange a tour. Alternatively, please e-mail us using our details on the contact page. 

 

September 2023 Intake 

The national closing date for applications is Sunday 15th January 2023.  All applications should be made to Suffolk County Council. The easiest and most secure way to apply for a school place is online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions

The National Offer day is Monday 17th April 2023, you will receive notification by email or letter from Suffolk County Council. 

 

Admissions for 2023-24

Will be subject to the Admissions Policy for the John Milton Academy Trust.  The 23-24 policy has been included in the Local Authority admissions details.

Please find policy below.

  • JMAT Admissions Policy 2023-24 - for all 2023-24 admissions.

  • Suffolk County Council Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2023-24 A guide for parents and carers on how to apply for your child’s school place in the normal year of entry.

 

Admissions for Year 6 Transferring to Year 7 

Stowupland High School is a founding school of the John Milton Academy Trust.  Admission arrangements for Year 6 students moving in to Year 7 are conducted, on our behalf, by Suffolk County Council (SCC). The closing date for secondary school applications is 31st October 2022.

Prospective parents must follow the SCC identified procedures when applying for places for new intakes.  As a guide, our main feeder primary schools are Bacton, Cedars Park, Crawfords, Freeman, Mendlesham and Old Newton. 

For more information regarding Admissions and choosing a school in Suffolk, please go to https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-places/

Personal data is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

In-Year Applications 2022-23

In-year applications will be handled directly by the school.  Please complete an In-Year Application Form which can be found on the link below:

  • In-Year Application Form 2022-23 for all In-Year admissions (see attachment below)

  • Guidance for In-Year Admissions 2022-23

  • JMAT Admissions Policy 2022-23 - for all 2022-23 admissions

  • Suffolk County Council Admissions Arrangements for 2022-23

 

Admissions for 2024-25

Admissions for the 2024-25 intake will be subject to the Admissions Policy for the John Milton Academy Trust.  Please find the 2024-25 Policy below. 

For more information regarding Admissions and choosing a school in Suffolk, please go to https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-places/ 

 

Appeals

When an applicant is unsuccessful, there is an automatic right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. Details of how to appeal will be sent with the letter of refusal. This information will be sent by the Local Authority for standard entry points and by the Trust for in-year admissions.

If your child’s application for a place at the school is unsuccessful, you will be informed why admission was refused and given information about the process for hearing appeals. If you wish to appeal, you must set out the grounds for your appeal in writing and send it to the following address:

Education Appeals Office
PO Box 579
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 2BX

Telephone:  01473 264218 
Email: 
statutory.appealsoffice@suffolk.gov.uk

You can find details of the appeals timetable within the ‘A Guide to Education Admission Appeals’ document on the following webpage: Education Admissions Appeals 

Personal data is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.