Places allocated for children starting in primary and Infants schools in North Northamptonshire in September 2024

School admissions

16 April 2024

A teacher with a class of primary school aged pupils

A total of 3,861 Reception places have been allocated to children across North Northamptonshire.

93.03% of applicants – 3,592 children – have been allocated a place at their first preference school – (93.2 % for 2023).

4.51% of applicants have been allocated a place at their second preference school (4.3% in 2023) while 0.57% have been allocated a place at their third preference school (1.1% in 2023).

98.11% of applicants have been allocated a place at one of their preferred schools (98.6% in 2023), while 98.47% of applications were made online (99% in 2023).

Parents/carers who applied online before the closing date for their places in Reception are able to check their offer on the council’s website.

Junior school places (Year 3)

There were 951 applications, with 99.79% of pupils being allocated a place at their first preference (99.9% for 2023), while 99.97% were allocated one of their preferred schools (100% in 2023).

I would like to pass on my best wishes to every pupil starting a new school in September and hope this is the start of an exciting new journey. Supporting all children in their education is a priority for the council.

We continue to work hard to create additional school places across North Northamptonshire to meet the demand caused by our growing population, through building new schools and expanding existing sites across the area.
Cllr Scott Edwards, North Northamptonshire Council’s executive member for Children, Families, Education and Skills
Starting school is a huge step for all children to take and I wish them all the very best as they embark on their education.

Over the past three years we’ve continued to invest in new schools and classrooms to help increase the number of school places and have further earmarked £12million of capital investment over the next four years.

Investing in our children’s futures is a key priority for the Council and we’re committed to making continued improvements.
Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Where children have not been successful in getting a place at a preference school, parents have the right to appeal (through the independent appeals process).

The next round of primary school place allocations (for late applicants) will take place in May.