Applying to Barrow CEVC Primary School

Barrow is a Local Authority maintained church school for 4–9 year old’s.
From Sept 2020 there will be a phased increase to 11 year old’s.

Normal Process – Joining Reception in September of the next academic year.
Applicable  admissions policy: Suffolk
If you want to apply to join Barrow in its Reception Year in Sept of the next academic year you need to:

Use the secure online system,
download a CAF1 form, or
- pick up a CAF1 from the school.

The completed CAF1 form should be sent to the Suffolk’s Admissions Team.
In-Year Process – Joining existing year groups
If you want to apply to move into any existing year group, you need to:

- download an in-year application form (CAF2),
- if you are applying for a Church of England voluntary controlled school based on religious      grounds, complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
- pick up an CAF2 from the school.

The completed CAF2 form should be sent to the school.

How to make an appeal

If you have received a letter from the admissions authority refusing your child a place at your preferred school(s) you have the right to appeal. You must complete the Notice of Appeal Form, which you can download from, please return the appeal form directly to the Education Appeals Office, PO Box 579, Ipswich, IP1 2BX marked Private and Confidential.

Is there a deadline to appeal by?

If you are planning to appeal it is very important that your appeal application form is received in good time by the Education Appeals Office.

In-Year appeals

If your application is refused for an in-year admission or for the first year of entry and it is submitted on or after the first day of the autumn school term of the admission year, your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the form being received by The Education Appeals office.