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Time is running out to apply for Reception and Year 3 places - to start in September 2022

Primary school places

13 December 2021

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Parents and carers are being encouraged to submit applications for Reception places in Primary and Infant schools and Year 3 places in Junior Schools for September 2022 – if they have not already done so.

The deadline for applications for places in Reception is Saturday 15 January 2022 at 5pm.

The deadline for applications for places in Year 3 in Junior Schools is also
Saturday 15 January 2022 at 5pm.

All applications, whether postal or online, must be received by the deadline to be considered on time. Late applications will not be processed until after National Offer Day – April 19, 2022.

For people living in North Northamptonshire - applications may be made online.

All on time applicants will receive an offer of a school place on National Offer Day, Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

I would encourage parents who are applying for a school place for September 2022 to submit their applications in good time and before the deadline.

The application process enables parents and carers to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would like their children to attend.

While most applicants are successful at getting a place at their preferred school, there are steps that parents can take to maximise their chances. Submitting an application form on time is the most crucial step, followed by nominating a second and third preference school and including your closest school as one of your preferences.
Cllr Scott Edwards, North Northamptonshire Executive member for Children, Families, Education and Skills


Starting school or moving up to junior school is a big step in a child’s life, so we would encourage everyone to get their application in before the deadline.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council


You can find out more about applying for a school place in the North Northamptonshire Council area and submit an application online.

An independent school admission appeals process is available for applicants who wish to appeal against refusal of a place at a school for which they have applied.