Admissions to the Reception Year at Corby Old Village primary School are made in the September after your child turns four years of age. Applications should be made in the September after your child reaches their third birthday to Northamptonshire County Council and can be made electronically via their website admissions@northamptonshire.gov.uk. Paper application forms can also be requested from the Admissions Team, Northamptonshire County Council.

If your child is already at a primary school and you want to move them to a different school you will need to apply for an in-year place. Contact the Admissions Team, Northamptonshire County Council:

  • telephone the Customer Service Centre on 0300 126 1000
  • email on admissions@northamptonshire.gov.uk

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions

Visits to our school are most welcome and can be organised through our school office: 01536 202359 or by emailing: bursar@covs.northants-ecl.gov.uk

Primary school places for September 2017

You must apply for a primary school place for each of your children due to start in a Reception class or moving onto the next stage of school, even if you have an older child already attending Corby Old Village Primary School. Do not assume that a place will be allocated automatically to a younger sibling.

When is my child legally required to start school?

Children are required to start their compulsory education from the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday (based on a 3 term year with terms starting in September, January and April). In Northamptonshire, children are offered a full year in Reception i.e. the school place is available from the beginning of the school year in which the child has their 5th birthday. A parent can request that entry to the school, where they have been offered a place, is deferred until later in the same school year. If such a request is made the school is required to hold the place for the child; it cannot be offered to another child. The place cannot be kept open beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted.

Any parent who is considering deferring their child’s admission to school is recommended to discuss this with the Head Teacher when their child has been offered a place. Parents of children born during the summer term who are thinking of deferring their child’s admission by a full school year should contact us to discuss this as soon as possible.

Oversubscription Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or EHC Plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

(i) Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

(ii) Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child

(iii) Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school

(iv) Other pupils

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (iii) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

We look forward to meeting you.