Reception 2019/2020

There will be an opportunity to visit the school, prior to making your application, on 09 November 2018, am and 21 November 2018, am. Please contact the school if you would like to attend either of the Open Mornings.

Gusford is an academy which is part of the Active Learning Trust and therefore follows the Active Learning Trust Admissions Policy which can be downloaded below.

Applying for a Reception Place

If you want to apply for a reception place at Gusford you apply using the Suffolk form and procedure.

Application for places for September 2019 close on 15th January 2019 at midnight.

If you register online for the application you will receive an email with details of your school offer on Tuesday 16th April 2019. A letter will also be sent to you on the offer day by second class post.


Mid year admissions

If you wish to apply for a place to Gusford for your child outside the normal round of admissions for a reception place then you follow the following procedure.

1) Contact Gusford office for an application form. Mrs Cutler deals with admissions and she wil be happy to speak to you about your application. We advise making an appointment to look around the school to see if Gusford suits your child.

** Please note if you are transferring from another local school with no address move, it is Suffolk and Gusford policy that transfer will not happen until the following half term. If you apply in the week before a half term or end of term holiday it counts as applying in the following half term. We strongly recommend talking to your child's current school about any problems rather than move your child as moving children from school to school can be detrimental.

2) Complete the application form and return it to the school. This will be processed by the school's admission panel within 10 working days. Mrs Cutler will inform you of whether your application has been successful.

3) If you are offered a place then we will ask you to come in for a visit with your child to talk through their strengths and needs. This allows us to place them in the right class and provide the best support for them.

If you have any questions about the admissions process then please speak to Mrs Cutler, Admissions Secretary at Gusford.

2019 Admissions Arrangements Gusford (1).pdf

2018/2019 Admissions arrangements

2018 Admissions Arrangements Gusford.docx


As part of the funding agreements, The Active Learning Trust is required to comply with the School Admissions Appeals Code. In the event of your application being unsuccessful all admission appeals should be referred to the ALT Central Office, and appeal hearings will be organised where appropriate. All letters refusing admission will give details of how to appeal the decision.

ALT Central Office's registered address is - Active Learning Trust, School Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire. CB6 2FG