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Coordinated Secondary Transfer September 2020

Applying for a year 7 place for entry in September 2020

The online application portal for Secondary Transfer September 2020 opens on the 10th September 2019 and closes at 5:00pm on the 31st October 2019.


Applying for a Secondary School Place in Year 7 for September 2020

Important Information for Admissions into the Secondary Phase for September 2020.

Below are the information and details of the admission criteria for students joining the secondary phase (Year 7) in September 2020. We advise all parents who are considering applying for a place for their child to read the information and criteria carefully.

Please find below the Year 7 Supplementary Form 2020 that should be completed in addition to the application to the Local Authority.

 Please click here for Northamptonshire County Council wesbite for all information on applying for Year 7 places for September 2020

Please click here for Year 7 supplementary information form 2020.

Please click here for admissions criteria for Year 7 2020


If your child is unsuccessful at securing a Year 7 place at The Duston School you have the right to appeal. Appeal forms must be submitted by 5:00pm - 30th March 2020.

Please see the link below.

In-Year Admission

(In-Year admission means admission to a current year group within either the primary or secondary phase (current Reception – Year 11) for a child who is already attending school but wishes to change schools due to relocation or a change in circumstances)

Request For In Year School Place – All Years

Important Information for In year Admission

We follow the Northamptonshire Co-ordinated in-year Admissions Scheme, so to apply for a place you need to fill in the Northamptonshire Admissions Form which is available on the Northamptonshire County Council Website. You may also ask for your child’s name to be added to our waiting lists.

How to join the waiting list:

You need to contact our Admissions Officer by emailing or calling 01604 460004 ext 209.

Please state: 

  • Child’s full legal name, date of birth, current school and home address.
  • Names of any siblings at the same address that attend The Duston School.
  • Your name and contact details including day and evening telephone numbers.


How our waiting list operates

We maintain our waiting list for the current academic year only. During the academic year we clear the waiting lists after the Christmas and the Easter holidays as some children may no longer require a place. To guarantee that your child’s name remains on the waiting list for the whole academic year you must re-register your waiting list request by emailing at Christmas and Easter.

Please note: The waiting list is completely cleared at the end of each academic year (31st August) and in order to add your child’s name to The Duston School waiting list for the new academic year (commencing 1st September) you must re-apply by making a new application to Northamptonshire County Council.

Offering places from the waiting list

If places become available in previously full year groups, all applicants currently on the waiting list will be considered. If there are more children on the waiting list in the relevant year group than places available the schools oversubscription criteria is applied. Available places will be assigned base on the relevant criterion to your child’s school phase.

Admission Appeals

Parents who have applied for, but have not been successful in obtaining a place for their child at our school, have the right to appeal. Information on how to appeal is available on the Northamptonshire County Council website.

To appeal for a school place or for information on the appeals process please visit