Waynflete Infants' School Admissions


Applications to all primary schools in Northamptonshire are handled centrally by the Local Authority. All children start school in the September of the academic year in which they will be 5 years old.

The academic year runs from 1st September to 31st August, Parents are asked to complete an application from in the autumn term of the year before their child is due to start school. For admission in September 2020 the closing date for applications was 15 January 2020 and if a place is required this September a late application will need to be made. Offers for on time applications for September 2020 start will be made on Thursday 16 April 2020.

To apply for a school place you must fill in and submit a preference form to Northamptonshire County Council’s Schools Admission Team. The easiest way to apply is by completing the online preference form: https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/Pages/default.aspx

The school has an admission number of 60. This means that if there are 60 or fewer children choosing our school as their first preference then all children will be allocated a place. If there are more than 60 first preferences the Local Authority will apply the following over subscription criteria in allocating places (please note Waynflete Infants’ School is categorised as a Community Infant School – Urban (with linked area)):

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:

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangement order or special guardianship order (page 204 of Applying for a Primary School Place in Northamptonshire 2018 – NCC website)
  2. Pupils who live in the linked area as detailed on pages 32-100. (For WIS this is Steane, Whitfield, Halse, Radstone).
  3. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school or linked Junior School at the time of admission of the younger child.
  4. Pupils who live closer to the school than any other school.
  5. Other pupils.


If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (2) or (4) priority will be given to those who live furthest from their 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 welcoming you into our school community in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries. We would encourage you to look at the documents contained on our website to find out more about our school.

School pre-admission

If you would like your child to attend our school, please complete and return the Pre-Admissions Registration Form below (this can either be dropped into/posted to the school office or emailed to office@waynfleteinfants.co.uk). This will ensure your child is invited to attend our Wizzers Pre-School Groups during the year prior to school admission. Please note that this does not in any way replace the need to complete Northamptonshire County Council’s Admission Process.

Admission Arrangements

Consultation on proposed admission arrangements for 2022 admissions

All admission authorities are required to formally consult if they want to make any changes to their schools’ admission arrangements for the following school year. They also have to consult on their schools’ admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period. There are no changes proposed to our current admission arrangements but we need to consult due to the 7 year rule.

Northamptonshire County Council co-ordinates an annual school admissions consultation on behalf of all schools in the county, regardless of who the admission authority is, should they request to be included. The aim of the consultation is to raise awareness of any proposed changes to school admission arrangements and ensure that these are subject to appropriate consultation.

The consultation is now open and runs from 9 November 2020 to 20 December 2020

The appeals timetable is available to view on the schools admission website link below.

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