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 day during term time from 9.00am to 3.00pm and you can apply for as many or as few sessions as suits you and your child.
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 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.
As schools are currently closed because of the Coronavirus, we are not able to arrange a Nursery Open Morning. You and your child will be very welcome to come into school to see the Nursery in operation as soon as schools re-open. In the meantime, if you would like to have a chat about your child joining the Nursery, please don't hesitate to phone the school and speak to Mrs Valentine, Miss Newark or Mrs Seccombe on 01728 860201.
Applying for a Place in Reception Class for 2020/2021
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 0345 600 0981
Please click here for further information on admission to Suffolk schools.