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School catchment areas

Use our school catchment area lists to find out if your address has a catchment area school.

Some voluntary aided, free schools and academies do not operate catchment areas to prioritise applications to the school. Please refer to the school's admissions policy for the relevant school year which is available online on the admissions page or from the school.

Your child's catchment area school may not be their nearest suitable school. School travel eligibility is based on a child attending their nearest suitable school that would have had a place available for them. This means that your child might not be eligible for Suffolk County Council funded school travel to their catchment area school.

Nearest School Checker

The Nearest School Checker is currently in the process of being updated and will be available again soon.

In the meantime, to check your child’s nearest school(s) before making a school application please contact us on 0345 600 0981.

Alternatively, if your enquiry relates to School Travel please contact us on 0345 606 6173.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Suffolk County Council (SCC) Funded School Travel

Please be aware: You must consider how your child will travel to and from school before you apply for a school place. Further information on how to apply for a school place can be found on the admissions page.

Full details about SCC funded school travel, including the School Travel Policy, additional arrangements for low income families and those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), can be found on Suffolk on Board.

Catchment area maps

Catchment area maps can be found against the individual schools.

Catchment area address lists

These lists were correct at the date of publishing (indicated at the top of each list) but are subject to change. They should not be taken to have any definitive administrative or legal significance.

Most villages and parish catchment boundaries follow the parish boundary line. This is not always the same village and parish as the postal address indicates.

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