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Heacham Infant and Nursery School


Thank you for your interest in choosing Heacham Infant and Nursery School for your child's education. Information on how to apply for a place can be found below:

How to Apply

Pre School Admissions

Three-Year-Old Places
We choose to follow the county guidance for good practice in Pre School Admissions and accept children from the term after their third birthday. Children can access free education up to 15 hours or 30 hours’ provision (depending successful receipt of DFE 30-hour funding codes)

We can organise our own admissions into Pre School and accept registration forms early so families can register interest before the children start with us. We then allocate spaces every term using the criteria set out in our Admissions Policy. We aim to contact families six weeks before their children start school so home visits and settling sessions can be arranged.

Two-Year-Old Places
We have some limited spaces for two year olds within our Pre School provision which are mornings only 8:30-11:30. We accept children from the term after they are two. Priorities for spaces are given to families with eligible criteria for free spaces.

For further details on how to register for a pre school place at Heacham Infant School please look at our Admissions Policy here, or contact the school office who will only be happy to help.

Reception – Year Two Admissions

It is easy to apply for a place at Heacham Infant and Nursery School. You simply need to apply through the Norfolk County Council application process, details can be found on their website here.

Alternatively you can contact them direct on the following:

Tel:  0344 800 8020
Fax:  01603 223722

Room 7
County Hall
Martineau Lane

To apply online please go to

For the current School Admissions Timetable and Arrangements please click here.

If you have any questions about the admissions process or if you would like to visit the school, please contact us, and we'll be happy to help. The school office can be contact on: Tel/Fax: 01485 570357

In year applications for Reception - Year 2

As well as the traditional September start for pupils, we welcome enquiries from families looking to change schools at other times. 

Applications from students who are new to the area or are attending another school are co-ordinated by the Norfolk Admissions Team.

Further details can be found on the website by clicking here.

The Norfolk Schools Admission Team can be contact as follows:


To apply online please go to

Tel: 0344 8008020

If you are making an in year application and would like a tour of the school then please contact us direct, and we will only be too happy to arrange a visit.

Over Subscription

In the case of oversubscription, we follow the Norfolk admissions policy. The following criteria are applied and places allocated to:

1. Children with a statement of special educational identifying our school and/or children in public care.
2. Children who are living in the area served by the school and nursery and who have a brother or sister attending the school.
3. Children living in the area served by the school and nursery.
4. Children living outside the area served by the school and nursery and who have a brother or sister attending the school.
5. Children living outside the area served by the school and nursery.

If all children cannot be offered a place using the above criteria, the highest priorityin each category will be given to the children living nearest the school. This distance will be measured on a straight line “crow fly” basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property.

Additional Information 

Our website provides an insight into the opportunities available for your child, however further information can be found in the Heacham Infant and Nursery School’s Admission Policy here.