Applying for a reception class place for entry in September 2019
The online application portal for Primary Transfer September 2019 opens on the 10th September 2018 and closes at 5:00pm on the 15th January 2019.
Below are information and details of the admissions criteria for children joining the foundation stage (reception class) in September 2019. 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 Reception Supplementary Form 2019 that should be completed in addition to the application to the Local Authority.
If your child is unsuccessful at securing a Reception class place at The Duston School you have the right to appeal. Appeal forms must be submitted by 5:00pm - 21st May 2019 please see the link below.
(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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01604 460004 ext 209.
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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 www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/appeals