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Admissions to Our School

All admissions are administered by Northamptonshire County Council. In Northamptonshire, children can start school in the Reception Class in the September following their 4th birthday.  Children are not, however, required by law to attend school until the term after their 5th birthday and parents can decide to defer admission of their child should they wish to do so.

The admission limit at this school is 90 pupils.

Admissions process

Registering an interest in the school

It is the parent's responsibility to register an interest at one school before the child’s third birthday.  This registration does not guarantee a place; it simply triggers the distribution of an application preference form in the September before the child is due to start school.

Registering with Northamptonshire County Council

The following process is in place across the County:

  • September – Preference forms and supplementary information are published by the County Council
  • January - Parents need to submit the preference form, listing up to three schools, in order of preference, that they wish their child to attend the following September.  The precise date may vary each year. The form needs to be returned to the first choice school.  
  • Alternatively, forms may be completed online from the end of September at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions.  If parents need access to the internet to make an application then school may be able to offer this facility.
  • April – Parents will be informed of their child’s school allocation for intake in the following September.

Admissions criteria

Every effort will be made by the County Council to meet parental wishes, but on occasions a school may receive more requests for admission than there are places available.  In these circumstances, the oversubscription admission criteria below will be applied:

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immedicately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school, or the linked junior school at the time of admission of the younger child
  3. Pupils who live closer to school than any other school
  4. Other pupils

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (3), priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school.  If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. 

Information about admissions criteria and linked areas are detailed in “Schools in Northamptonshire - A Guide for Parents”, which is available on the County Council’s web site.

If it is not possible to meet the first preference of parents, every effort will be made to meet second or third preferences.

It is the County Council who decide which children will be allocated places at all schools.  

 

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