Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School and Nursery
Debenham

Learning by faith

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Admissions

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.

Nursery Class

Our Nursery has 12 places for each morning and afternoon session 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:

PAF Guidance for Parents; and

Ethnicity Codes.

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 for the Summer Term 2021. 

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.

Application Form for Nursery 2020/2021

Nursery Admissions 2020/2021 Policy

Admission to Nursery 2021/2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 he/she is eligible to join our Nursery from September 2021. If you are interested in your child joining the Nursery, please contact the School Office. 

You and your child are very welcome to come into school to see the Nursery after 4.00pm during term time.  We usually welcome parents visiting the Nursery when it is in operation, but we are currently not allowing visitors into school due to Covid-19. 

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.

Application Form for Nursery 2021/2022

Reception Class

Applying for a Place in Reception Class for 2021/2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you need to apply for a place in a Reception Class at a primary school by midnight on 15 January 2021.  To apply for a place in a Reception class for 2021/2022 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 2021/2022.  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 admin@sirroberthitcham.suffolk.sch.uk.

Further information is available in the Admissions to Schools in Suffolk 2021/202guide, 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).  The oversubscription criteria is published in the school's 2021/2022 Admissions policy.

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 2021.

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School SIF 2020/2021

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School SIF 2021/2022

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School SIF 2022/2023

Offer of a School Place 

Primary Offer Day is Thursday 16 April 2021 (on-time applications only). 

Admissions to All Classes (excluding Nursery)

In-Year Applications

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, which are available in the school's current Admissions policy.

To apply for a place at the school, please complete the school's in-year application form, which is available below 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.

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School in-year application form 2020/2021

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School in-year application form 2021/2022

Admissions Policy 2020/2021

Admissions Policy 2021/2022

Admissions Policy 2022/2023

Catchment Map

Parish Map of Catchment Area

 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: admissions@suffolk.gov.uk
  • Call: 0345 600 0981 

Appeals

If your application is unsuccessful and you wish to appeal the decision to refuse your child a place at this school, information of the procedure and forms are available here.

Please find details of the admission appeals timetable here.

Please click here for further information on admission to Suffolk schools.