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Admissions Guide

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 for you to be shown around. Please telephone the school for an appointment. Alternatively, please e-mail the school using our details on the contact page


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 and you will receive notification by email or letter from Suffolk County Council. 

Admissions for Year 6 Transferring to Year 7 

Stowupland High school is an Academy, and a founding school of the John Milton Academy Trust.  Admission arrangements for Year 6 students moving into Year 7 are conducted, on our behalf, by Suffolk County Council (SCC). 

Prospective parents must follow the SCC identified procedures when applying for places for new intakes.  A map of the school’s catchment area can be found below or by contacting SCC.  As a guide, our main feeder primary schools are Bacton, Cedars Park, Crawfords, Freeman, Mendlesham and Old Newton. 

Map of the catchment area: schoolcatchment-stowupland_high_school 

Admissions for 2022-23

Admissions for 2022-23 will be subject to the Admissions Policy for the John Milton Academy Trust.  The 2022-23 policy has been included in the Local Authority admissions details.

Please find our Admissions 2022-23 policy below:

Admissions for 2023-24

Admissions for 2023-24 will be subject to the following Admissions Policy:

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/

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