To check the most up to date situation with regards to available spaces, please call us on 01473 742315 during term time or leave a message out of hours.

Suffolk County Council’s school admissions team offer a wealth of advice on their website which you can view here:

Applying for a place within this academic year 

If you wish to move your child from another secondary school and would like to apply for a place at Westbourne Academy, you must complete an application form (ADM1) and return it to the academy for the attention of the Admissions/Attendance Manager.

Click on the text below to download a PDF copy.  Alternatively call us on 01473 742315 and we can post a copy to you together with a prospectus (during term time only).

WA In Year Admissions Form – ADM1 2021-2022

If you would like to view the academy prior to making an application please telephone Miss Alcock on 01473 466136. We would like your child to attend with you.

If your child is about to begin or is currently in Year 7 (or needs a place in Year 7), you will need to complete and return the same ADM1 mid-year transfer application form above.

To view our admission policy and how we deal with over-subscription please go to our Policies page/Admission Policy.

Applying for Y7 transfer to high school for September 2022-23

To apply for a  place at Westbourne Academy for transfer to high school in September 2022, please contact Suffolk County Council Admissions Office (Telephone 0345 600 0981).  All applications for transfer to high school are dealt with by Suffolk County Council. The deadline for making applications is Friday 29 October 2021. You can go to the SCC school places website here:

SCC School Places

We are planning to host our open evening for Year 6 pupils transferring to high school in September 2023 on Thursday 6 October 2022. This will be an in person event and will start at 18:00 until 20:00. You can still view our range of introductory videos and information guides which were produced in 2020 on our ‘Coming to Westbourne’ page.

If you wish to have a tour of the academy out of hours and you have not visited us before, please call Miss Alcock on 01473 466136.

To view our admission policy and how we deal with over-subscription please go to our Policies/Admission Policy page.

Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions Policy 2022-2023

Admissions Policy 2023-2024


If your application for a school place is refused, you can appeal against this decision to the Academy Transformation Trust.

You can download the Admission Appeal Form here

PAN (Published Admission Number)

Our PAN for Year 7 admissions is 224 for the academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

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