12 September 2014

Applications can now be made online for Northamptonshire primary and secondary schools allowing parents to apply for their preferred school for their children for September 2015.

Applications are open for children to start primary or infant school or to transfer to junior, middle or secondary school in September 2015.

Parents who have a child starting secondary school in September 2015 should submit their application by 5pm on 31 October 2014.

Parents who have a child who has their fourth birthday between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, or are due to transfer from infant to junior school or from lower to middle school, should submit their application by 5pm on 15 January 2015.

Applications on time

As there is pressure on school places throughout the county, the council is reminding parents of the importance of sending in their application on time.

Councillor Matthew Golby, cabinet member for learning, skills and education said: "The admissions system gives families the chance to tell us which schools they’d prefer to send their children to.

“While most people are successful at getting a place at their preferred school, there are steps that parents can take to maximise their chances. Submitting an application form in time is the most crucial followed closely by nominating a second and third preferred school.

“There are no guarantees of getting into a preferred school but the chances of a successful application will be higher if parents tell us before the deadline which three schools they’d prefer.”

For all on-time applications, parents will be notified of their offer of a secondary school place on 2 March 2015. Parents applying on-time for primary, infant, junior and middle school places will be notified of their offer on 16 April 2015.

How to apply

For applications and information, parents can visit our admissions pages.