If you are interested in applying for a place at Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit to have a look around the school. Alternatively, please telephone or email us if you have any questions or queries about applying for a place at the school.
Suffolk County Council has changed its School Travel Policy following consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. Travel will now be a factor for many parents when considering their child’s school preferences. The changes take effect from September 2019. For further information please use the following link which provides new Frequently Asked Questions.
Our Nursery has 20 places and runs every morning during term time from 9.00am to 12.00pm and you can apply for as many or as few sessions as suits you and your child.
Roundabout Pre-School are also situated on the School site and they offer morning, lunchtime and afternoon sessions. Our staff are happy to take children to Roundabout Pre-School at the end of the Nursery session. Please note that the allocation of a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception Class.
Early Education Funding
All three and four year olds are entitled to fifteen hours of free education a week with a registered provider. In addition to your child's government funded 15 hours. You may also be eligible to 30 hours of funding. Please check www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for the eligibility criteria.
All parent/carers and providers need to complete a PAF for all 3 and 4-year-old children claiming Early Education Funding (EEF), which can be downloaded here.
The following documents may be useful in completing the PAF for your child:
Admission to Nursery 2019/2020
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 and you would like to apply for a place in the Nursery, please contact the School Office on 01728 860201 or email@example.com.
To apply for a Nursery place parents/carers need to complete an application form (form PAE), which is available here or from the School Office. The completed application form should be returned to the School Office.
Admission to Nursery 2020/2021
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 he/she is eligible to join our Nursery from September 2020. If you are interested in your child joining the Nursery, please contact the School Office.
You and your child are very welcome to come and see our Nursery in operation. Please contact Gillian Seccombe on 01728 860201 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient time to visit. Also if you have any questions about the Nursery and/or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Seccombe.
Applying for a Place in Reception Class for 2020/2021
OPEN DAYS FOR RECEPTION 2020/2021
We recognise that starting school is one of the most important steps of a young child's life and choosing a school for your child is a major decision for parents/carers to make.
We would like to invite you to come along to one of our Open Days:
Friday 1 November 2019, 9.15am to 10.15am; or
Thursday 7 November 2019, 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Pre-school children are more than welcome to accompany you.
If you are not able to join us for one of the Open Days, please contact the School Office (01728 860201 or email@example.com) to arrange another time to visit.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you need to apply for a place in a Reception Class at a primary school by midnight on 15 January 2020. To apply for a place in a Reception class for 2020/2021 please click here.
The Admissions Team at Suffolk County Council will write to households with children who are due to start full-time school in 2020/2021. This year this information will not be shared with schools. If you would like to receive information from the School regarding Open Days, please contact Gillian Seccombe with your contact details - 01728 860201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information is available in the Admissions to Schools in Suffolk 2020/2021 guide, which is available on Suffolk County Council’s website.
If there are more applications than there are places available, the relevant oversubscription criteria will be applied and the applicants will be ranked. The applicant(s) at the top of the list will be offered a place(s).
You can find the oversubscription criteria for all schools in the Directory of Schools in Suffolk for primary (including infant, junior and middle) schools (available on Suffolk County Council’s website).
Supplementary Information Forms
If you are applying to Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School because it is a church school and you attend church regularly, please complete a supplementary information form, which is available below. The SIF needs to be returned direct to the School by 15 January 2020.
Offer of a School Place
Primary Offer Day is Thursday 16 April 2020 (on-time applications only).
Admissions to All Classes (excluding Nursery)
As Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School is run by governors, the school's governing body is the admissions authority. They are responsible for setting the admissions arrangements and allocating places in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria.
To apply for a place at the school, please complete the school's in-year application form, which is available here or a paper copy can be obtained from the School Office. Alternatively, you can complete Suffolk County Council's in-year application form, ADM1, which is available on their website or you can request a paper copy by contacting 0345 600 0981.
You should return the completed form directly to Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School.
Contacting the Admissions Team at Suffolk County Council
- Web chat is the quickest and easiest way to contact School Admissions; Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm. The chat with us button will appear in the right hand corner when someone is available to talk to.
- Email: email@example.com
- Call: 0345 600 0981
Please click here for further information on admission to Suffolk schools.