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Deciding which primary schools to apply for

When you apply for a primary school place for your child you must tell us your 3 school preferences in order of priority. To make these preferences you will need to find out more about the schools.

Find out about the schools you're interested in

You can take the following steps to find out more about schools you are considering:

Use the schools directory to view the details for each primary school, their Ofsted and performance reports and admissions oversubscription criteria. Putting a school as first preference does not guarantee that you will get a place at that school. It is important for you to understand where your child will fall in the oversubscription criteria.

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Community schools and voluntary controlled schools

North Northamptonshire Council is responsible for the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

Voluntary aided schools and foundation (trust) schools

School governors are responsible for setting the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

Academies and free schools

The Academy Trust is responsible for setting the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) is responsible for coordinating the application process so you must return your preference form to NNC for whichever type of school you are applying for.

Community schools and voluntary controlled schools

North Northamptonshire Council is responsible for the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

Voluntary aided schools and foundation (trust) schools

School governors are responsible for setting the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

Academies and free schools

The Academy Trust is responsible for setting the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) is responsible for coordinating the application process so you must return your preference form to NNC for whichever type of school you are applying for.

Community schools and voluntary controlled schools

North Northamptonshire Council is responsible for the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

Voluntary aided schools and foundation (trust) schools

School governors are responsible for setting the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

Academies and free schools

The Academy Trust is responsible for setting the oversubscription admission criteria and the allocation of places.

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) is responsible for coordinating the application process so you must return your preference form to NNC for whichever type of school you are applying for.

Understand how school places are allocated

When you apply for a place you are asked to list three schools in order of preference.

Every school has a number of places available for applicants – this is the called the published admission number (PAN) for the school.

If fewer than this number of children apply for a place at the school, all of the children will be given a place.

If more than this number of children apply then the ‘oversubscription criteria’ is used to decide which children must be offered a place.

Oversubscription criteria

Every school has an oversubscription criteria. It explains the order in which their places will be allocated if the school is oversubscribed. Every child applying is placed within the highest priority group (criterion) that applies to them. Depending on the type of school, priority will be given to different groups, for example, those with siblings already at the school or those living in the linked area.

In many cases when the published admission number (PAN) is reached within one of the criteria groups, a tiebreaker based on distance is used to decide between the children within that criterion. All distance measurements are done on a straight line basis unless the school states otherwise.

It is important that you understand the oversubscription criteria for the schools you wish to apply for, and the likeliness of your child being allocated a place.

Schools’ oversubscription criteria can be found on the schools directory.

Equal preferencing

School places must be allocated on a system called equal preferencing. This means that where you place each school on your preference form (1st, 2nd or 3rd) is not relevant, and your child will be considered for each preference against that school’s oversubscription criteria.