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Admission Arrangements For West Row Academy: 

We are always happy to show prospective parents around the Academy, so that parents can learn more about the educational experience we offer children.  Please call the school office to book an appointment on 01638 715680.

West Row Academy follow the admissions criteria of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust.  A copy of the Trust’s admissions policy can be found here (hyperlink in) or on our policies & documents page.

Suffolk County Council manage admissions on our behalf for entry to Early Years (Reception Class).  Their details are as follows:

Telephone: 0345 600 0981



Children coming into the Early Years Reception Year are admitted to school in September of the school year when they have their 5th birthday (i.e between 1st September and 31st August).

During the summer term we hold open evenings for the parents of the September intake into Early Years Reception and there are various opportunities for parents and new children to come into school to help with the settling in process.

We follow the same Admissions Policy for children with Special Educational Needs and more information about this can be found here (hyperlink in), along with the policy, on our SEND page (link)

A copy of our Admissions Policy is also located here (hyperlink in) on our Policy Page.

Admission Appeals:

If parents wish to appeal against a decision relating to admissions for West Row Academy, this must be done in writing and a form can be obtained from the Academy office.  The Academy follows the appeals process of Suffolk County Council and further information about this can be found via this link:


If admissions for West Row result in the school being oversubscribed we follow EMAT’s admission policy which can be found here (hyperlink). It outlines the following:

Where an academy is oversubscribed — more parents choose the academy as their first preference than there are places available – applications will be ranked in order against the published criteria and a list of places offered returned to the local authority.