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The admissions process

Suffolk County Council handles the annual admissions process on behalf of SET Beccles School.

For those parents / carers looking to apply for a place at SET Beccles School in Year 7, we can admit up to 120 students.

At all times, in the event of oversubscription a range of criteria are applied by the school’s Local Governing Body in determining applications. These are clearly laid out in the relevant year’s policy.

Visit the Suffolk County Council website to:

In-year admissions

In-year admissions will be dealt with by the SET Beccles School.  Please complete and return your admissions form to the School office (SET Beccles School, Castle Hill, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7BQ or if you wish to apply for a school place for a child already in secondary education. Please note that once a decision has been reached, your information will be shared with Suffolk County Council Admissions Team for the purpose of allowing them to keep up to date figures on availability of school places in the area.  All personal data is processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Waiting lists

Where the number of students exceeds the PAN in any year group, Seckford Education Trust will maintain an in-year waiting list. If you are on the list, the Trust will notify you when a place becomes available. See the relevant Admissions Policy for more information on how waiting lists are administered.


Suffolk County Council’s education department oversees the admissions appeals process in Suffolk. Please click here to visit Suffolk County Council’s website for further information.

Appeals are usually heard within 40 school days of the published closing date (after National Offer Day).  If this deadline has passed then your appeal will be heard at a later date.

In-year appeals are generally heard within 30 school days of your form being received.

Transport to our school

Please click here to visit our Transport page on this website, or alternatively, please contact Suffolk County Council’s transport department on 0345 606 6173 or click here to visit Suffolk County Council’s School Transport website for further information about their current school transport policies and procedures.

Any questions?

We have produced answers for many of the questions we are frequently asked about the admissions process to the school.

How do I apply for a place at SET Beccles School?
I have missed the 31 October deadline for applying, what do I do now?
I have changed my mind about the school I have applied for and my child is going into Year 7. Am I able to do anything about it?
When will I hear what place my child has been allocated in Year 7?
My child is already at High School, can he/she move schools mid-year?
How long will take for me to hear about an in-year application?
What if the year group is full at SET Beccles School?
My child has a learning difficulty, can I still apply?
Can I apply online for a place?
Does SET Beccles School have a catchment area?
Where do I find out about school transport or bus routes to the school?
What do I do if I don’t get a place and I wish to appeal?