Welcome to Ormiston Denes Academy admissions, where you will find an overview of entry to the academy.

2023/ 2024 Year 6 into Year 7 Admissions Information

For all Year 6 into Year 7 enquiries, please contact Suffolk Admissions on 0345 600 0981.

Our uniform supplier is Screens Schoolwear. More uniform information can be found on our uniform page here.

For important academy information, the Parent/ Carer handbook can be viewed below.

Students normally join the academy in Year 7. Occasional entry is possible into other year groups, however we are oversubscribed in some areas so in-year admissions cannot be guaranteed.


Before applying, we would encourage you to contact us with a view to arranging a visit to the academy. We normally have open afternoons and evenings in both the autumn and summer term and they provide an ideal opportunity to view our wonderful facilities and to meet our students and staff.

At Ormiston Denes Academy, it is essential to us that each new student starts Year 7 feeling safe, secure, happy and enthused to be part of their new school. This not only applies to students, we also want parents and carers to be happy and well informed about the move their child will be making.

To support this process, transition from primary to secondary school does not begin in Year 6 and end in Year 7. We ensure that our primary liaison and transition work begins as early as Year 4 and continues through Years 5 and 6, involving a dedicated team, and a range of activities and opportunities. This year, although we cannot offer the same opportunities, we will still aim to provide transition support to these year groups, but with a focus on Year 6 students.

One of the highlights of each new academic year is our annual open evening, an opportunity to give parents, carers and students the chance to explore the academy, view our excellent facilities, experience first-hand our excellent teaching and learning, talk to staff and current students, and have a sense of what it means to be part of Ormiston Denes Academy.

Each local primary school will receive a supply of prospectuses for their Year 6 students and we hope that you will enjoy reading, watching and hearing about our academy. If you would like to register your name for a prospectus please email us at [email protected].

Primary schools are offered the opportunity to participate in a virtual assembly with the transition team here at Ormiston Denes Academy to find out more about us, the transition process, and to allow any questions to be asked and answered.

Although the prospectus goes into much more depth about our academy, the clip below will also give an overview of the whole school, including some of the subjects that we teach.


Tel: 01502 574474

Email: [email protected]

To apply for a place under the in-year admissions process please see here for a school application form.

For in year admissions it is recommended that you also visit the academy on a normal working day, meet senior staff and discuss what the academy can offer your child. Visits are often booked up at least three weeks in advance so early enquiry is advised.


Tel: 01502 574474

Email: [email protected]

Policies and Guidance

Further information for admissions can be found on the Suffolk County Council website.

Parent and Carer Handbook

Our Parent and Carer Handbook is full of essential and useful information for parents and carers of children attending our academy and can be viewed below.