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, please complete the ATT In-Year Admissions Form below and email to As per our policy, this will then be considered by a panel. We will aim to advise you of our decision within 10 academy days of receiving the application, but no later than 15 academy days.

ATT In Year Application Form

If you wish to have a tour of the academy out of hours and you have not visited us before, please email to arrange or call Mrs G Fry on 01473 742315 during term time.

To view our admission policy and how we deal with over-subscription please see our Admission Policy below.

Applying for Y7 transfer to High School for September 2025

To apply for a place at Westbourne Academy for transfer to high school in September 2025, 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 31 October 2024. You can go to the SCC school places website here:

SCC Applying for Secondary School for 2024/25

We are hosting our open evening for Year 6 pupils transferring to high school in September 2025 on Thursday 3 October 2024. This will be an in person event and will start at 18:00 until 20:00. You can view a range of information and resources on our ‘Coming to Westbourne‘ page.

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

Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy 2025-2026

Admissions Policy 2024 2025

To view Admission Policies for previous academic years, please visit the Policy page here: Policies – Westbourne Academy (

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 Appeals Form

PAN (Published Admission Number)

Our PAN for Year 7 admissions is 224 for the academic year 2024-2025.

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