Secondary school place offers


Secondary school allocations - how to appeal for your preferred school(s)

You have the right to appeal against the refusal of a place at a school for which you have applied. If you choose to appeal you will need to complete the online appeal form, or request a paper appeal form in writing to the Admissions Authority of the relevant school (see below).

You may appeal for a place at more than 1 school but you must have applied for and been refused a place at the school in the first instance.

Preferred School

Ferrers Specialist Arts College (The)
Huxlow Science College
Kettering Buccleuch Academy
Kingswood Secondary Academy
Latimer Arts College (The) 
Lodge Park Academy 
Manor School and Sports College
Montsaye Academy 
Wollaston School
Rushden Academy
Weavers School
Wrenn School
Complete the online appeal form or write to request a paper form.

Address: School Admissions, North Northamptonshire Council, Tithe Barn Offices, Wellingborough, NN8 1BN
Email: [email protected]

Please include your child’s name, date of birth, address and school for which you want to appeal. Failure to provide this information will result in a delay in sending the appeal pack.

An appeal form will be sent within 7 days.

Your completed appeal form must be submitted to the Appeals Team by Monday 15 April 2024.

Bishop Stopford School

To request an appeal, please write to: Clerk to the Appeals Panel, Diocesan Board of Education, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD or email: [email protected].

Brooke Weston Academy
Corby Business Academy
Corby Technical School
Kettering Science Academy
Sir Christopher Hatton School
Southfield School for Girls

Write to request a form: The Clerk to the Governors c/o the school. School addresses can be found on the Online Schools Directory at Appeal a school place.

Prince William School

Warwickshire admissions services
Telephone: 0845 155 1793
Email: [email protected]

If you wish to appeal for a school which is in another LA please contact the LA concerned to request an appeal form.

West Northamptonshire (LA number 941)

Telephone: 0300 126 7000
Email: [email protected] 

Bedford Borough (LA number 822)

Telephone: 01234 718120 
Email: [email protected]

Lincolnshire (LA number 925)

Telephone: 01522 782030
Email: [email protected]

Central Bedfordshire (LA number 823)

Education appeals 
Telephone: 0300 300 8029
Email: [email protected]

School admissions
Telephone: 0300 300 8037
Email: [email protected]

Milton Keynes (LA number 826)

Telephone: 01908 253338
Email: [email protected]
Website: School admissions

Names will not automatically be added to a waiting list when a place cannot be offered. To request for your child to be placed on a waiting list, please email [email protected] with your request.

Buckinghamshire (LA number 825)

Website: School admissions or Moving up to secondary school

Oxfordshire (LA number 931)

Telephone: 01865 810180
Email: [email protected]
Website: School appeals

Cambridgeshire (LA number 873)

Telephone: 01233 699794
Email: [email protected]

Peterborough (LA number 874)

Telephone: 01733 452589
Email: [email protected]

Leicester City (LA number 856)

Allocations queries
Telephone: 0116 454 1009
Email: [email protected]

Appeals department
Telephone: 0116 4541410
Website: School admission appeals

Rutland (LA number 857)

All Secondary Schools in this Authority are Academies who have appeals submitted directly to them.

Telephone: 01572 722577
Email: [email protected]

Leicestershire (LA number 855)

Telephone: 0116 305 6684
Email: [email protected]

Warwickshire (LA number 937)

Telephone: 01926 414143
Email: [email protected]

Contacting us

In the first instance please visit our admissions section. If you have any further queries, you can contact us by telephone on 0300 126 3000. Our Customer Service Centre is open between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday with the exception of Bank Holidays.

How were places allocated

Details of how the places were allocated for each school and which schools still have places available are on our admissions section.

If you wish to be considered for a place at a school which still has places available, please complete a new application form or request in writing to:

School Admissions Team
Tithe Barn Office Block
Tithe Barn Road

These applications will be considered on a monthly basis; please see below for more information.

Waiting lists

NNC holds the waiting lists for all schools until 31 December.

To add your child’s name to a waiting list you must have made an application for the school in the first instance.

Waiting lists will be kept for all oversubscribed secondary schools. If you wish to add your child’s name to a waiting list, you will need to send your request via email or in writing to the School Admissions Team.

We will contact you by email if a place can be offered to your child from a waiting list.
Any places that become available will be reallocated on a monthly basis from April to July 2024. If there are more requests than there are places available, places will be allocated according to the school’s oversubscription admission criteria.

You should not decline your existing offer of a place on the basis that you have made a further application for another school. Where schools with foundation, voluntary aided or academy status operate their own waiting lists, the School Admissions team will forward any waiting list requests to these schools.

Last updated 01 March 2024