Admissions

Admissions 

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:

https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/school-admissions


 

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: https://www.priorshallschool.co.uk/nursery/registration-form/ 

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: https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/church-schools/admission-and-appeals/

If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing education@peterborough-diocese.org.uk 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.

https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/church-schools/admission-and-appeals/

 


Timetable for appeals – September 2023 applications

 

Following the National Offer Day on 17 April 2023, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 22 May 2023 (5pm).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing 5 June 2023 and proposed appeal hearing dates are between 10-14 July 2023.

Spring/Summer 2023 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

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

Priors Hall – a learning community is proposing changes to the Admissions Policy for 2025/26 and is seeking feedback from our stakeholders on the proposal.

The consultation will be running from Tuesday 14th November to Sunday 31st December 2023, and we invite you to comment on the proposed plans via the local authority’s admissions consultation process here https://northnorthants.citizenspace.com/school-admissions/consultation-on-school-admission-sep-2025/