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 child can be made in the autumn term. The deadline or September 2023 is 15th January 2023.
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 email@example.com or telephone 01933 622734 to book individual family tours, including your children, these are 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: www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/church-schools/admission-and-appeals/
If you wish to appeal, please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (5pm).
The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (date and time) to the appellants, during the week commencing 5 June 2023 and proposed appeal hearing dates are between 10 - 14 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, 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 can be found below:
Admissions Policy 2022/2023
Admissions Policy 2023/2024
Admissions Policy 2024/2025
The school last consulted on its admission policy in February 2023.