How to apply for a school place at Blakesley C of E Primary School
The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) have delegated responsibility for admissions in our school and are therefore responsible for all admissions. All places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy which you will find on our website. (below) All Admissions are dealt with by West Northamptonshire County Council, this applies to pupils being admitted into Reception at the beginning of the academic year and any mid-year transfers. Please see the West Northamptonshire County Council website for further information:
Applications for Primary School places must be submitted no later than 5pm on 15 January . The County Council prefer applications for Reception places to be applied for online. If this causes you any problem, please contact us and we will obtain a paper copy for you. Please see below for details of key dates for applications for Primary School places.
Admission to reception
Children are able to start at Blakesley C of E Primary School in the September following their 4th birthday. Applications for reception can be made in the autumn term. The deadline is 15th January.
Applications must be made through the local authority where you live.
If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available to download from our website below , in addition to the local authority application form and return to the school by 15th January.
Admission to any year group during the school year (known as in-year applications)
If you are interested in joining our school and would like to arrange a visit please contact our office team or Headteacher.
We are part of the West Northamptonshire Council in year scheme, which means applications must be made via the local authority rather than directly to the school.
You can do this online here:
Click below for key dates for applications:
How to appeal for a place at our school
If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.
Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see: https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/church-schools/admission-and-appeals/
The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.
Timetable for appeals – September 2023applications
Following the National Offer Day on 17 April 2023, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 22 May 2023 (5pm).
The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (date and time) to the appellants, during the week commencing 5 June 2023 and proposed appeal hearing dates are between 10-14 July 2023.
Spring/Summer 2023 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.
Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.
We are of course able to show you around School at your convenience and happy to answer any questions either in person or over the phone.