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Northampton Primary Academy Trust welcomes children to join schools in our Trust both at the start of their school life (the academic year during which they turn five years old) and as a transfer from another school either at the beginning of an academic year or at any point during an academic year.  

Pupils with an EHC Plan will be allocated a place where the school is named as being the appropriate provision. 

All applications for admission must be made through: 

West Northamptonshire Council  

Milton Keynes Council  

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:  

After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan that names the school, priority for admission will be given to children in the order shown below:  

  1. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children 
  1. Siblings 
  1. School Staff 
  1. Children who live nearer to the school than any other school 
  1. Other children 

If you require information about the admissions process or wish to apply for a place at any of our schools, please contact the Admissions Teams at: 

West Northamptonshire Council  

0300 126 7000,  


West Northamptonshire County Council website. 

Further details regarding admissions to any of the NPAT Schools can be found in each school Admissions Policy. 

Contact details:  


Tel: 03001263000 

School Admissions - West Northamptonshire Council

Reception Applications

In Northamptonshire, children are eligible to start school (in reception year) in the September following their 4th birthday. The application process is now on-line and is managed by the Northamptonshire County Council, their contact details can be found here 

  • Application Portals (primary and secondary) open on 8th September 2023
  • National Offer Day 16th April 2023

Mid-Year Applications

Schools are unable to offer places direct to parents for their children.  All school places are allocated by Northamptonshire County Council.  They also maintain any waiting lists for individual schools. Their contact details can be found here

School Appeals

Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2024, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 15 May 2024 (5pm)

To appeal, please click here