The operation of the waiting list is not on a 'first come, first served' basis. When a place becomes available at a school, if there is only one child on the waiting list, the child will be offered the place. If, however, there are two or more children on the waiting list when a place becomes available, then the children will be ranked according to the school's oversubscription criteria.
Documentary evidence to verify your address, e.g. Child Benefit letter or Tax Credit letter is normally acceptable, along with a copy of your new rental agreement or an exchange of contracts letter.
A child's position on the waiting list may change if new applicants are added to the list.
Schools who do not keep a waiting list
Some academies in Northamptonshire do not keep a waiting list. This means that parents who wish to secure a place for their child at one of these schools will have to continue to make additional applications throughout the year.
Normally, we will accept only one application per academic year in respect of the same school for the same academic year. We will, however, accept a second and subsequent application from a parent for those schools which do not continue to hold a waiting list. If the school remains up to the published admission number (PAN), and there has been no significant and material change in circumstances, the application will be refused. Parents or carers will receive a generic email response stating the school is still unable to offer a school place in the relevant year group and a second appeal will not be offered.
School Admissions Team
Northamptonshire County Council
Phone: 0300 126 1000