Applying for a school place for September 2018?
For admissions for September or during the school year please contact our school office.
If your child is due to start school September 2018 (or even 2019) please contact the school, we would love to show you round.
Closing date for applications for September 2018 was 5pm 15th January 2018. A late application would now be needed.
The timetable for admissions appeals is as follows:
April 16th 2018 – Notification of school allocations
May 16th 2018- Deadline for returning Notice of Appeal Forms to Peterborough Diocese
July 18th 2018 – Appeals heard by this date
For Northamptonshire's Admission Policy please visit:
Children with SEND follow the same procedure as other pupils applying for places at the school. However, if additional staff, resource, support or changes to the fabric of the school are needed for the child to access the full curriculum, then these additions will need to be in place before the child is admitted.
Contact school admissions
- Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
- 0300 126 1000
School Admissions Team
Northamptonshire County Council
PO Box 216
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes
Our school is currently in a consultation process for our admissions criteria for pupils starting September 2019.
Our criteria will be as follows:
Towcester CE Primary School
DfE: 928 3515
Primary Schools (Urban, with linked area) Generic Group A
Proposed Admission Arrangements 2019
Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or EHC plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
i. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
ii. Pupils with a sibling at the school at the time of admission of the younger child. Siblings are a brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (within a family unit) including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters and children in foster care.
iii. Pupils who live closer to the school than any other school.
iv. Other pupils.
If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (iii) priority will be given to those who live further from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
The distance used in a ‘tiebreaker’ for any oversubscribed criterion will be a straight line distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school. Distances will be determined by the Local Authority measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system.
Where it is necessary to choose between two or more applicants with a criterion for a final place, the tiebreaker will be distance, with the child who resides the nearest to Towcester CE Primary School being given the place. Where there is more than one applicant at the relevant distance, then the tiebreaker will be random allocation. The random allocation process will be independently supervised.
In line with the consultation process, please see our policy for 2018 and 2019:
To view the full consultation and for further information, please follow this link:
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