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 have a tour of the school. Please telephone the office for an appointment (Tel: 01536 216090). All applications, both for September Reception places and in-year transfers, need to be made through North Northants Council. In-year transfers are subject to places available in the year group.

For information on how to apply for a place for your child please contact North Northamptonshire Council:


Nursery Admissions

The Nursery has 65 full time equivalent places which will be allocated based on date of registration. Session preferences will be allocated based on availability.

Children may be registered at any point from birth. 

Please apply online via the link: 

Applications for a September start in the nursery need to be submitted via the school website by 31st May. Parents will be notified of allocations by 1st July.

Applications to start at other points in the year will be subject to availability.

Please be aware that we will only be able to allocate in the Spring or Summer Term if any spaces are available at the time.

Please be aware that attending our nursery does not guarantee a place in Priors Hall - a learning community school (Reception Year).  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 2024 applications

National Offer Day - 16 April 2024

Deadline for Lodging Appeal Notice - 20 May 2024

Appellant to be notified of Appeal Date and Time and receive Statement of Case - week commencing 17 June 2024

Deadline for Submission of Additional Evidence - 24 June 2024

Appeal Date - week commencing 8 July 2024


Note from the Independent School Appeal Clerk - The appeal process in 2024.

Your appeal will be heard remotely.

All Admission Authorities are required to comply with the School Admission Appeals Code. This was most recently updated in October 2022 and allows for the Admission Authority to make arrangements for appeals to be heard by video conference or, in the absence of that, by telephone. That is the decision of the Admission Authority for Priors Hall - a Learning Community.

All admission appeals for this school have been heard remotely since the beginning of the Pandemic in March 2020, and I have been happy - as well as a little surprised - at how well it has worked. During the Pandemic there was no other option than for the appeal to be heard in this way and ultimately it became clear that this format offered benefits to all participants including efficiency and convenience.

All you need is access to a PC, a mobile telephone, or a tablet. You can choose the most comfortable place from where to present your appeal case, you will not have to appear within a more formal setting and you will not have to travel to a venue to be heard.

Through the appeal administrator, the Admission Authority has made sure that no appellant has been disadvantaged by their appeal being heard in this way. Any unexpected issues that have arisen with the use of technology have been overcome to prevent any disadvantage and provide all appellants with a fair opportunity to put their appeal case to the Independent Appeal Panel.

If you have any personal issues or restrictions that you feel might undermine your appeal being heard in this way, you can contact the appeal administrator, and he will look to provide any reasonable adjustments to give you the chance to participate in the same way and to the same level as any other appellant.

The most important aspect for me is that you are offered a fair chance to present your appeal circumstances to the Independent Appeal Panel. If so, you will have had every opportunity to try and secure a place at this school by making an appeal.”

Robert Hartgroves – Independent School Appeal Clerk, February 2024.