Admissions

Admissions

Reception Intake September 2023

We are delighted to be able to confirm the dates for our open mornings and invite prospective parents of September 2023 Reception children to come and visit. It will be an opportunity to view the school and ask any questions that you may have.

 

Morning school tours at 9:15am – Thursday  10th November

Evening tour and presentation – Monday 7th November at 6pm

To book a tour, please contact our school office on (01604) 491769 or email: kate.clark@parklandsprimary.org 
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.

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/ParklandsPrimarySchool/videos/410628566612929

In Year Admissions

The school organises its own in-year admissions. Please click on the link below for our admissions policy:

Our full Admissions Policy can be found here:

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2023 Admissions Policy

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2024 Proposed Admissions Policy, currently under consultation:

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Comments regarding the policy can be made via: School admission arrangements | West Northamptonshire Council (westnorthants.gov.uk)

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 jay.upton@parklandsprimary.org and complete the form below.

In Year School Admission Form Sep 22

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.

Tiebreaker

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

*Sibling
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.

Appeals

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