Mendlesham Primary School


Information about our School’s Admissions policy.


Choosing a school is a very important process for parents and children alike.
We hope our website will give you the information that you need to make your decision. However, if you have been unable to visit the school at Open Event or would like a further visit, please contact the school and we will arrange for you to be shown around. Please telephone the school for an appointment. Alternatively, write or e-mail the school using our details on the contact page.


Admissions for 2023-24

Admissions for 2023-24 will be subject to the Admissions Policy for the John Milton Academy Trust.  The 2023-24 policy has been included in the Local Authority admissions details.

Please find our Admissions 2023-24 policy below.

The national closing date for applications is 15th January 2023.  All applications should be made to Suffolk County Council. The easiest and most secure way to apply for a school place is online at .

The National Offer day is 17th April 2023 and you will receive notification by email or letter from Suffolk County Council.

Admissions for Year 6 Transferring to Year 7

Admission arrangements for Year 6 students moving into Year 7 are conducted by Suffolk County Council.  The national closing date for Year 7 applications is Sunday 31st October 2022.  All applications should be made to Suffolk County Council. The easiest and most secure way to apply for a school place is online at .
Prospective parents must follow their identified procedures when applying for places for new intakes.

Stowupland High School, also a John Milton Academy Trust school, is the nearest secondary school for Mendlesham.  As a guide, Stowupland’s main feeder primary schools are Bacton, Cedars Park, Crawfords, Freeman, Mendlesham and Old Newton.

Please use the SCC Nearest School checker to see if your child would be eligible for free school transport:

In-Year Applications 2022-23

In-year applications will be handled directly by the school.  Please complete the In-Year Application Form which can be found on the link below:

Admissions for 2023-24 will be subject to the following Admissions Policy:  Admissions Policy 2023-24

Admissions for 2024-25

Admissions for 2024-25 will be subject to the Admissions Policy for the John Milton Academy Trust which can be found here:  Admissions Policy 2024-25

For more information regarding Admissions and choosing a school in Suffolk, please go to


When an applicant is unsuccessful, there is an automatic right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. Details of how to appeal will be sent with the letter of refusal. This information will be sent by the Local Authority for standard entry points and by the Trust for in-year admissions.

If your child’s application for a place at the school is unsuccessful, you will be informed why admission was refused and given information about the process for hearing appeals. If you wish to appeal, you must set out the grounds for your appeal in writing and send it to the following address:

Education Appeals Office
PO Box 579
Suffolk                                                                                  Telephone:  01473 264218 
IP1 2BX                                                                                 Email:

You can find details of the appeals timetable within the ‘A Guide to Education Admission Appeals’ document on the following webpage: Education Admissions Appeals

Personal data is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


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Business Manager:  Mrs Donna Simonds



Mendlesham Primary School
Old Station Road, Mendlesham
IP14 5RT


Mendlesham Primary School
Old Station Road
Mendlesham, Stowmarket
Suffolk. IP14 5RT
01449 766224

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