Please click on the link below to find out more about your child's admission arrangements:
We admit children in line with the Suffolk LA admissions policy. Please see our Policies section for the Admissions policy. Your child’s name can be placed on the waiting list at the age of 2 for Nursery only. Children will be offered a full time place at the beginning of the school year in which they have their 5th birthday.

Parents considering sending their children to Forest Academy are encouraged to contact the school to make an appointment to visit.

Please note that even though your child may have a place in the Nursery, you will still need to
apply for a full time school place following the normal admission procedure.
The PAN for Forest Academy is 60.

Move to a different school (in-year applications 2023/2024)

Find out what you need to know before, during and after applying for your child to move to a different school during the 2023/2024 school year.

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

How you make an in-year application depends on which school or schools you want to apply for: 

  • Suffolk County Council deals with in-year applications for community and voluntary controlled schools
  • Voluntary aided, free schools and academies deal with their in-year applications directly

The list of schools' details, admissions policies and Supplementary Information Forms for the 2023/2024 school year shows where you need to apply to for each school.

Please be aware: You must consider how your child will travel to and from school before you apply for a school place. Your child might not be eligible for funded school travel to their catchment area school if this is not the nearest suitable school.

The appeals process for Suffolk schools
Please visit www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions for information about the appeals process and to download an appeal application form and guidance notes.