Parents reminded to apply for Northamptonshire secondary schools by deadline this weekend

Here's how to make your submission on the council's website for September 2021 starters

By Jack Duggan
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 11:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 11:34 am

The application process for transferring from primary to secondary school in Northamptonshire in 2021 closes at 5pm on Saturday (October 31).

Applications can be made on Northamptonshire Council Council's website at northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions.

Cabinet member for children, families and education Fiona Baker said: “If you are applying for a school place for September 2021, I would recommend accessing the free support and advice available on the county council website and make your applications in good time.”

The deadline for applying for secondary school places in Northamptonshire in 2021 closes at 5pm on Saturday (October 31). Photo: stock

All admissions, whether postal or online, must be received by the closing date to be considered as on time.

Offers for on-time applications will be made on March 1 - late applications will not be processed until after that date.

There is a different process for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - details can be found on the council's SEND admissions page.

An independent admission appeals process is available for families who wish to appeal against a refusal of a place at any school for which they have applied.

Data published by the Department of Education in July showed Northamptonshire is ranking above the national average with regard to providing new school places.

Northamptonshire was ranked joint-first across the country for the percentage of school places added between 2017/18 and 2018/19 in Ofsted 'outstanding/good' primary and secondary schools.

The county also achieved 100 per cent compared to a national average of 88 per cent for secondary and 91 per cent for primary.