Admissions & Transition

The school’s admission number is 90 pupils per year group in three classes.

Decisions on pupil placement in Reception are made by the Local Authority on the following criteria.

  • Children who have a brother or sister in school.
  • The distance that the family lives from the school.

Parents are expected to make arrangements for children to get to and from school in a safe manner.

Further information may be obtained from School Admissions | West Northamptonshire Council (

If you have any queries regarding your child starting at our school, you may contact the Admissions Department at the Local Authority on 0300 126 7000

Oversubscription Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after beinglooked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianshiporder.
  2. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time ofadmission of the younger child.
  3. Pupils who live closer to the preferred 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.

Starting School

Once parents have registered a child at the school we will invite you to a New Parents evening and give you the opportunity to meet staff. There will also be a parent consultation evening in the Autumn Term to formally discuss how your child has settled in and the progress they are making.

Settling In

Our aim is to make the Reception Year setting a happy place and the best way of doing this is to
make sure your child feels safe and at ease. We admit new Reception children on a part-time basis so that we can give each child the necessary time, attention and special care, which will ensure a successful start. Once ‘Stay and Play’ sessions have taken place during the first week of term, the children attend school either in the morning or the afternoon to start with, before all children attend in the morning and stay for lunch. Finally, everyone attends full-time for the remainder of the term.

Whilst the children are in school part-time, we actively encourage parents to come in with their child to help them settle. Once the children are in full-time, we encourage the children to be more independent. Our staff are happy to help if parents which to discuss anything about their child.

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