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Apply for your school place for September 2020

Published Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Parents and Carers can now apply for reception places in primary or infant schools, or Year 7 places in secondary school for September 2020.

The closing date for applications for places in Reception is:
15 January 2020 at 5 pm.
Parents and carers can apply for places in reception if their child will be four years of age on or before August 31, 2019.

The closing date for applications for Year 7 places is:
31 October 2019 at 5 pm.

Applications can be made online at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions. All admissions, whether postal or online, must be received by the closing date to be considered as on time. Late applications will not be processed until after the National Offer Day.

All on time applicants will receive an offer of a school place on the appropriate National Offer Day:
2 March 2020 for secondary places and
16 April 2020 for reception places.

The county council’s School Admissions team is holding a series of free information events across the county to help parents and carers with the application process and to answer any queries that may be raised.
These events will be held at:

• Wellingborough Library – Thursday, October 3rd – 9.30am - 12pm
• Corby Library – Tuesday, October 8th, - 9.30am – 11.30am
• Weston Favell Library – Wednesday, October 9th – 9.30am - 12pm
• Kettering Library – Tuesday, October 15th - 9am - 11.30am
• Northampton Central Library –Wednesday, November 27th - 10am – 12.30pm

Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children’s Services and Education, Cllr Fiona Baker, said:

“If you are applying for a school place for September 2020, I would recommend accessing the free support and advice and make your applications in good time.”

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

To find out more about applying for a school place in Northamptonshire and to submit an application, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions.