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

Applications for a September 2022 reception place close on Saturday 15th January 2022. These applications need to be made online via Suffolk County Council at for a school place.

If you applied online before the deadline you will receive an email with details of your school offer on Tuesday 19th April 2022

Application form for an 'in-year' admission

Suffolk County Council do not co-ordinate in-year applications. Parents who wish to make an in-year application to an academy need to apply to that school directly. Please collect an 'in-year' application form from our school office.

Year 6 applying for a Secondary school place

Applications for a September 2022 Year 7 Secondary school place close on Sunday 31st October 2021. The LA sends all Suffolk parents and carers a single offer of a place on Tuesday 1 March 2022 and notifies schools accordingly. It will be assumed that parents and carers have accepted the school offered, unless they notify the LA in writing by Tuesday 15 March 2022.

Suffolk CC Determined Admission Arrangements 2022-2023


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,  c/o Littleport & East Cambridgeshire Academy Camel Road, Littleport, Ely, England, CB6 1EW 

Gusford Admissions & Appeals