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 at 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.

We strongly recommend that you check which school is your child's nearest suitable school on our Nearest School Checker because this might not be their catchment area school. You can find out which are your child's three nearest Suffolk schools (based on the statutory walking distance including Public Rights of Way) by putting their postcode into our Nearest School Checker. We update this each year to include new roads and developments.

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 relevant page at

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.

How to contact School Admissions

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If you need to contact us by phone please call 0345 600 0981.