Ringstead Church of England Primary School


How to apply for a school place at Ringstead Church of England Primary School

The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) have delegated responsibility for admissions in our school and is therefore responsible for all admissions.  All places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy which you will find linked at the bottom of the Admissions page.

Admission to reception

Children are able to start at Ringstead Church of England Primary School in September following their 4th birthday. Applications for reception children can be made in the autumn term. The deadline is 15th January.

Applications must be made through the local authority where you live. Primary school places | North Northamptonshire Council (northnorthants.gov.uk)


Admission to any year group during the school year (known as in-year applications)

If you are interested in joining our school and would like to arrange a visit please contact. The School office by email office@ringstead.pdet.org.uk or telephone 01933 622734 to book individual family tours, including your children, at 3.30 pm on a weekday (by appointment only)

We are part of the North Northamptonshire Council in year scheme, which means applications must be made via the local authority rather than directly to the school. You can do this online here: Move school during the school year (in-year) | North Northamptonshire Council (northnorthants.gov.uk)

How to appeal for a place at Ringstead Church of England Primary School

If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision. Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see: Diocese of Peterborough | Admissions and Appeals (peterborough-diocese.org.uk)

If you wish to appeal please contact education@peterborough-diocese.org.uk and ask for an appeals pack.

The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.


Timetable for appeals – September 2023 applications

Following the National Offer Day on 17 April 2023, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 22 May 2023 (5 pm).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, the week commencing 12 June 2023 and the proposed appeal hearing dates are weeks commencing 10 July 2023.   

Spring/Summer 2023 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

The admissions policies for entry in 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 can be found below.

Admissions Policy 2022/2023

Admissions Policy 2023/2024

The School last consulted on its admission policy in June 2022