How do I add my child's name to a waiting list?
You can add your child's name to a waiting list for any school you have been refused a place at. You must have applied for this school on your original application.
You can either:
Please do not call us - you will be asked to put your request in writing.
On all correspondence you must include your child's name and date of birth otherwise it will cause a delay in your request being processed.
For schools with foundation, voluntary aided or academy status your request will be forwarded to the school if they hold their own waiting lists.
To add your child's name to a waiting list for a school outside of Northamptonshire, you should contact the Admissions Team in the county where the school is situated. You will find contact details for our neighbouring counties within your offer letter.
What happens if a place becomes available at my preferred school?
Any places that become available at community or voluntary controlled schools after the first round of allocations (18 April) or places that still remain will be reallocated on a monthly basis within the additional rounds of allocation.
key dates and deadlines
All those on the waiting list, those who have submitted late applications and those who have requested an appeal will be considered against the oversubscription criteria for the school.
Most foundation, voluntary aided and academy schools will also allocate any vacant places on these dates.
If you have been successful in gaining a place, you will be notified in writing. You do not need to contact us on these dates.
How long will my child's name stay on the waiting list?
Waiting lists for community and voluntary controlled schools are kept for one school term only. Names placed on a waiting list between April and September 2017 will be removed in December 2017 unless you contact us in writing (before 31 December 2017) to renew your request for the spring term.
Foundation, voluntary aided and academy schools hold their own waiting lists. You should check with the school directly for their waiting list policy.