Catchment Area

Wickhambrook Primary Academy is an academy for children aged four to eleven years old. The catchment area includes the villages of Denston, Stansfield, Stradishall, Wickhambrook, Lidgate and Ousden.

PAN (Published Admission Number)

Our PAN is 30 children.

It is the aim of our academy to be fully inclusive and no child will be refused admission to the school solely on the grounds of having Special Educational Needs. We also recognise that a request may be received from the Local Authority to support a child with Special Educational Needs through admission to our academy.

Prospective Parents Tours

Any parent who is considering Wickhambrook Academy for their child will have every opportunity to visit the academy and make the decision about its suitability based upon careful observation and open discussion with the Headteacher and teaching staff.  You are very welcome to visit and to arrange this, please telephone the school on 01440 820309.

Admission Arrangements

Admissions for children starting at Wickhambrook Primary Academy at the beginning of Reception year are made through the Local Authorities Admission Team. Information is provided by Suffolk County Council by the 12th September each year.

Applications can be made online at:                             

Tel: 0345 600 0981

As an Academy any admissions other than this are dealt with by Wickhambrook Primary Academy directly.  Please contact the school office for further information, to arrange a tour and collect the relevant forms.  

You can download the latest information by clicking on the following link:

In-year applications

Our school is part of Unity Schools Partnership (USP).  USP is its own admissions authority and processes its own in-year admissions applications.  Normal year of entry (new Reception intake) applications should be made through the local authority’s admissions website.

You can apply for a place for your child at any time to our school outside of the normal admissions round. However, an application will not normally be considered more than half a term ahead of the date when you want your child to start at the school.

If your child is changing schools, you need to think about:

  • why you are applying to change schools
  • if our school is right for your child
  • how your child will travel to our school
  • the availability of places in the year group at our school. Be aware that even if our school is full, you are still able to apply for a place.

Read the ‘Guidance on transferring schools’ (PDF) before moving your child from their current school, attached to this webpage.

If you wish to make an in-year application to our school, you should:

  1. Apply for a place by completing the school’s own application form available from our school office, or complete an editable version of the in-year application form (ADM1) (Word, 66KB) and email to our school, or if you are unable to access this version apply for a place by downloading and completing the in-year application form (ADM1) (PDF, 214KB)*.
  2. Send the application form directly to our school.

The email address is available on our school’s contact page.

If you don't have a printer please contact our office and we can arrange for a paper application form to be sent in the post.

Check the oversubscription criteria for our school on the Admissions policy on the Admissions page of the website of the school you wish to apply for.  The criteria are also available here in the list of schools' details, admissions policies and Supplementary Information Forms  or in the Directory of Schools in Suffolk.

In-year applications

Unity Schools Partnership will aim to notify you of the outcome of your application in writing within 10 school days of receiving it, however, we must notify you in writing within 15 school days.

If you have provided an email address on your application form, we will notify you of the outcome by email. If you haven’t provided an email address, we will send you a letter in the post.

If you have not received an email or letter within four weeks of sending your application, please contact our school office directly to check on progress.  Contact details are available on our website contact page.

Once a place has been made available for your child, they must take up that place by the date given in our offer letter. Our school will put your child on roll by this date. If your child does not take up the place it will be withdrawn and may be reallocated.

Unsuccessful applications

If your application is unsuccessful then you will have a legal right to appeal the decision. The details of how to appeal will be included in the decision letter and further information can be found on Suffolk’s website at

Waiting lists

Our school does not hold waiting lists for in-year applications.

Making another application for our school, if you have already applied beforeIf your application has been refused, Unity Schools Partnership will not process another application for the same school in the same school year, unless there has been a significant change in circumstances of the parent/carer, child or school. This might be a house move or a place becoming available at a school.

If circumstances have not changed you can make another application for the following school year. However, this will not normally be considered more than half a term ahead of the date when you want your child to start at the school.