We know that the move to secondary school is a big step for your child and research tells us that students thrive best and achieve more if they feel secure and supported in a small community of learners.
We also know that choosing a new school for your child can be a challenging and sometimes confusing process.
We fully support the principle of parental preference in making this choice and our staff will be more than happy to assist you with any queries relating to Sybil Andrews Academy, the transition process and/or admissions in general.
Our aim is to make the process simpler for parents by providing clear and accurate information.
There is further information in the attached Admissions Arrangements documents. For in-year admissions please view the Admissions Arrangements 2021 document and for Normal Year of Entry to Year 7 please view the Admissions Arrangements 2022 document.
Admissions for Normal Year of Entry 2022-23 will proceed from 12 September 2021.
How to Apply
Normal Year of Entry
Sybil Andrews Academy is a Secondary School with a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 150. Suffolk County Council co-ordinates all Normal Year of Entry Admissions into Year 7 and communicates all admission decisions to parents.
The deadline for ordinary Year 7 admissions will be that published in the Admission to Suffolk Schools Publication. This date is 31st October
Any applications received after this date will be dealt with as a late application.
Click on the link below to make an online application.
will receive confirmation of your application by email
can check or change your application right up to the closing date
can view the outcome of your application online on the offer day
will receive an email with details of your school offer on the offer day
If you prefer to complete a paper application this can be downloaded from the link below. The completed CAF1 form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the address on the form – it is advised to get proof of postage.
All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code. Appellants should contact the Education Appeals Office on 01473 264218 or 264219.
There is further information at www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions. Select the Appeals panel on the left which will contain contact numbers, address and email contacts as well as appeal forms and the timescales by which you would need to make your appeal. Education Appeals Customer Rights PO Box 579 Ipswich Suffolk IP1 2BX Email: email@example.com