Taverham High School follows the Norfolk County Council Admissions Policy. Admission arrangements to the school do not discriminate against students for any reason.

Whilst most of our students come from our traditional catchment area of Taverham, Drayton, Thorpe Marriott and Ringland, we welcome applications from motivated students who live beyond these areas and who aspire to achieve in a school whose GCSE results place us in the top 25% of Norfolk schools and has a caring and supportive Sixth Form which has high expectations of all learners. 

Due to increasing demand from other areas, we provide transport to bring students from the Queen’s Hills area of Costessey and Longwater Lane.  This is subject to a small charge.

If there are more requests for places than places available, the governing body will admit children in the following order of priority:

1) children with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) naming the school

2) children in public care, have been adopted from public care or adopted from abroad who are due to transfer

3) children who are due to transfer and live in the catchment area

4) children who are due to transfer who have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school (places allocated by Norfolk County Council’s Placement Panel)

5) children who are due to transfer and live outside the catchment area who have an older brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission (but not the sixth form)

6) children who are due to transfer who live outside the area and attend a feeder school (Drayton VC Junior and Taverham VC Junior) at the opening date of the admission round

7) children of staff at the school a) where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage

8) children who are due to transfer and live outside the catchment area

If all children with any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line ‘crow fly’ basis, using Ordnance Survey data.

If following the application of admission rules and distance, two applicants cannot be separated for a final place at a school, the authority will use ‘Random Allocation’ to determine the priority for the remaining place.

If you would like to apply for a place at Taverham High School, please refer to the school’s Admissions Policy below. A timetable for organising and hearing admissions’ appeals can also be found in the Policy.

Admissions Policy

If you have any particular questions relating to admissions to Taverham High School, please phone our school office on 01603 860505.