Reception Intake September 2024

We are delighted to be able to confirm the dates for our open mornings and invite prospective parents of September 2024 Reception children to come and visit. It will be an opportunity to view the school and ask any questions that you may have.
Evening tour and presentation – Monday 13th  November at 6:30pm
Morning tour and presentation – Tuesday 21st November at 10:45am
Afternoon tour and presentation – Tuesday 21st November at 3:45pm 
To book a tour, please contact our school office on (01604) 491769 or email
If you are unable to makes these dates, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office to book an individual tour.
We look forward to welcoming you to Parklands Primary School.


Information on how to apply for a reception place can be found using the link below:

Deadline for primary applications: midnight on 15th January 2024

National Offer Day: 16th April 2024

Virtual tour now available to view via the Parklands Primary school Facebook page


In Year Admissions

The school organises its own in-year admissions.

We currently have a number of spaces in some year groups.

If you are interested in your child receiving a place in the school, or in joining our waiting list, please contact and complete the form below.


In Year School Admission Form

Oversubscription Criteria

1. Looked after children, and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
2. Pupils with a sibling* continuing at the school at the time of admissions of the child.
3. Children of qualified teaching staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admissions to the school is made.
4. Pupils who liver closer to the preferred school that any other school.
5. Other pupils.


If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school on a straight-line basis.  A representative of the Trust will undertake measurements on the school’s behalf for in-year applications. Initial Year R applications are dealt with entirely by Northamptonshire County Council.

Distances are measured from the address point of your home to the address point of the school on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

Where two or more children share a priority for a place in any criterion e.g. where two children live equidistant from the school, these places will be allocated using random allocation undertaken by an independent body.  However, if children of multiple births are tied for the final place those siblings will be admitted over PAN as permitted by infant class size rules

A Brother or sister (sibling) is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, (within a family unit) including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. The sibling must be in the school at the time of application and continuing at the school at the proposed date of admission.


Please find the forms required to submit an appeal for an in year place below:

  Infant-Class-Prejudice-Appeal-form-2021  Years R, 1 and 2

Ordinary-Prejudice-Appeal-form-2021-1  Years 3, 4, 5 & 6





Trust Admissions Policy 25-26 Final

Comments regarding the policy can be made via: School admission arrangements | West Northamptonshire Council (