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 below.

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:

Click to visit NCC Admissions Page

 If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available to download below , in addition to the local authority application form and return to the school by 15th January.

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.


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.

To apply for an in-year school place at our school, please complete the application form linked below. All applications are managed by our Trust (rather than the Local Authority).

Click to apply for an in-year school place

You will be contacted within 15 school days to let you know if a place can be offered.  

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the form above which is available below and return to the school.


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: 

If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing and ask for an appeals pack.

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 2024 applications

16th April 2024

National Offer Day.

20th May 2024 (9:00 am)              

Deadline for lodging on-time appeals.

Week commencing 17th June 2024

Notification of the hearing date and time and Statement of Case to be sent to appellants.

24th June 2024

Deadline for additional evidence.

Week commencing 8th July 2024

Appeal dates.

Appeals will be heard on Zoom.

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.