The City of Norwich School is an Ormiston Academy and belongs to the Ormiston Academies Trust. However, admission to the school continues to be through the Local Education Authority  and is arranged by the Director of Children’s Services at:

Room 7, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DH.

Phone: 0344 800 8020

Email: [email protected]

Please follow this link to read our 2024-25 Admissions Policy: OAT CNS Admissions Policy 

To find out more about how to apply for a school place, please follow the link below and click on ‘transfer to secondary school’. 

Norfolk School Admissions

We are very proud of our school and our academic achievements, we are also passionate about education in its widest sense especially in the Arts.  At present, we are heavily oversubscribed in most year groups however, we do occasionally have places available due to students moving out of the area. 

Should you wish to make an in-year application for your child, we ask that you read the information and complete the form using this link: In-year school admissions and then send it to the Local Authority who manage our admissions.

If the school is oversubscribed , the criteria published by the Local Authority and made available to all parents/carers, will determine the means of allocation. Parents/carers who live outside of Norwich are advised to contact the Director of Children’s Services for information relating to the arrangements for transferring to this school. 

For full details about CNS Sixth Form admissions, please visit our Sixth Form Applications page.

CNS is pleased to offer up to 10% of their available intake for Year 7 each year to students with a potential for, aptitude or ability in music.  

Full details can be found HERE