01502 530750office@pakefield.org.uk@PakefieldSchool

You should expect to receive a response to your query within 24 hours and full resolution (where possible) within 5 working days.

You should expect to receive a response to your query within 24 hours and full resolution (where possible) within 5 working days.

Parents and Carers


Pakefiled High School

Year 7 Admissions

Suffolk County Council no longer print copies of the Admissions Guide to Schools in Suffolk.

View admissions information here

Parents/carers should make their applications online for a school place in the normal year of entry via that website. If as parents/carers you do not have access to a computer, you can request a copy of the guide by calling 0345 600 0981 (local rate). If you have any questions about admissions queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Suffolk Admissions Team by calling 01473 260992.

In-Year Admissions

Parents and carers can make an in-year application for their child to go to a new school:

  • during the school year
  • at the start of the school year but in a different age group from the school's normal year of entry

If you wish to make an in-year application please complete the application form and return it to the school Admissions Officer via email.

In-Year Transfer Appeal

You have the right to appeal the decision if we do not offer your child a place at our school.

The appeal hearing is an opportunity for:

  • Clarion Academy Trust (admission authority) to explain why your child was refused a place at the school
  • You to explain why you want your child to go to the school

Before you appeal:

You should read advice about school admission appeals for parents and guardians on GOV.UK.

How to appeal:

Download the Pakefield Appeals Form or contact the Chair of Governors via Chair@pakefield.org.uk asking for a copy of the form.

You need to complete and return the appeal form to Chair@pakefield.org.uk OR Dr Cindy Peek, Chair of Governors, Pakefield High School, London Road, Pakefield, NR33 7AQ

Make sure you explain why you’re appealing for a place at the school and include any supporting information.

When the appeal will take place:

Appeal hearings will be organised by Clarion Academy Trust. You will be invited to an appeal hearing within 30 school days of the date your completed appeal form is received. The hearing will usually be conducted online using Microsoft Teams.

The Trust will inform you how and when your appeal will be heard at least 10 school days before the hearing takes place.

Pakefiled High School

Pakefield High School

Our mission is to ensure that every student has interesting and varied learning experiences and makes the best possible progress in developing their skills, knowledge and understanding. We seek to instil in our students a love of life-long learning, a strong sense of community service and a good understanding of society that will help them prepare for higher education and the world of work. We support our students to develop as well-rounded, mature and confident young adults ready to take up their place in society.

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The Clarion Corvus Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in the East of England. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.

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