Parents considering sending their children to Priors Hall – A Learning Community are most welcome to visit, to talk to the Headteacher or a member of SLT and to view some of the facilities we have to offer. Please telephone the office for an appointment (Tel: 01536 216090) or call North Northamptonshire County Council on 0300 126 1000.

For further information regarding in-year applications please contact North Northamptonshire Council.


Nursery Admissions

We have places for 30 children during the morning session and 30 in the afternoon. 

Children may be registered at any point from birth. You will be issued with a receipt of your application and a letter will be sent to you prior to your child starting in the term after their third birthday, to confirm that a place has been allocated.

For children due to start in September, January or April, a parent’s meeting will be held allowing you to meet the Foundation Stage staff.  You will be notified about ‘Transition Day’ when your child can visit school with you, during a morning or afternoon, according to the place offered.

A ‘Home visit’ will be offered to you before your child starts school, allowing you a chance to meet your key workers from Foundation Stage, in a familiar setting.  Your child starts on a part time basis but the number of sessions they attend will be gradually increased

Please be aware that attending our nursery does not guarantee a place in Priors Hall’s Foundation Stage 2 class (Reception).  A Local Authority application form must be completed and returned to the Local Authority to request a place in our Academy.

Please contact the school office on 01536 216090 for any further information and to discuss Nursery admissions.


How to appeal for a place at our school

If you have applied and been refused a place at Priors Hall (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.

Appeals are administered by the Diocese of Peterborough education team. For more information on the process please see:

If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing and ask for an appeals pack.

The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.


Timetable for appeals – September 2022 applications

Following the National Offer Day on 19 April 2022, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 18 May 2022 (5pm).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (date and possible time) to the Appellants during the week commencing 6 June 2022.

On time appeals will be heard by 8 July 2022.

Spring/Summer 2022 appeals will take place either on Zoom.

Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 4-8 July 2022.

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.