In Northamptonshire, the Local Education Authority is the admission authority for county and controlled schools. Children can start school in the September following their fourth birthday. All children must be four on or before 31st August. If you do not wish your child to start school early you can wait until the start of the term after their fifth birthday. Children usually attend part-time until the end of September and then full-time, unless the head feels that further part-time attendance would be best for your child.
Each primary school must admit a certain number of pupils each year. This is called the standard number. Our standard number is 30. If a school is oversubscribed places are allocated on certain criteria and these are detailed in the Local Education Authority Booklet entitled Applying for a Primary School Place in Northamptonshire – Information for Parents (PDF Document). More information is available from the Northamptonshire County Council website.