It’s Time to Apply for a School Place
School admissions for the September 2016 term at Northamptonshire schools are now open. No child is automatically allocated a place – please make sure you have applied to Northamptonshire County Council by the following dates.
If your child turns four before 31st August, 2016, it’s time to apply for their primary school place.
Applications should be made by 15th January, 2016 at 5pm.
You must apply for a secondary school place for your child. It is time to do this if your child:
- has their 11th birthday between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 (Year 6 in primary school)
- has their 13th birthday between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 (Year 8 in middle school outside of Northamptonshire), or
- has their 14th birthday between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 (Year 9 in secondary school) and wants to transfer to a Northamptonshire University Technical College
This includes all secondary schools in Northamptonshire, including East Northamptonshire schools who have now moved to a two-tier system to match the rest of the county.
Applications should be made by 31st October, 2015 at 5pm.
How to apply
Everything you need to apply is available on the school admission section of Northamptonshire County Council’s website. This includes the application form to be submitted online, guidance, information about how school places are allocated, the entire schools directory with contact details, Ofsted information, and each school’s admissions policy, and information about how to get help.