Ringstead Church of England Primary School

Admissions for September 2022

If your child turns 4 years old between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022, you are now able to book a visit to the school.

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, we are booking individual family tours, including your children, at 3.30pm on a weekday (by appointment only).  To keep everyone safe, we are following the usual guidelines, and ask that you wear a face covering and follow our hand sanitising procedures.

We would love to meet you so if you would like to attend, please book by calling the school office on 01933 622734.


Admissions & Appeals

Please telephone to make an appointment to visit the school and meet the Headteacher Mrs Helen Roberts.

We welcome applications to our school and have spaces available in all year groups. The school is an academy that is part of the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET), however, it continues to use Northamptonshire County Council (the local authority) to coordinate applications for places at the school. All applications must be made via Northamptonshire County Council: School admissions


How to appeal for a place at our 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: www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/parents/appeals

If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing 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 2022 applications

Following the National Offer Day on 19 April 2022, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 18 May 2022 (5pm).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (date and possible time) to the Appellants during the week commencing 6 June 2022.

On time appeals will be heard by 8 July 2022.

Spring/Summer 2022 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 4-8 July 2022. 

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


The admissions policies for entry in, 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 can be found below.

Admissions Policy 2021

Admissions Policy 2022

Admissions Policy 2023

The School last consulted on its admission policy in June 2022