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Determined admission arrangements for September 2024 entry – Reception


Important information regarding admissions for the Primary Phase for September 2024

Below are information and details of the admissions criteria for children joining the foundation stage (reception class) in September 2024. We advise all parents who are considering applying for a place for their child to read the information and criteria carefully.

Please click here for the West Northants County Council website for all information on applying for Reception places for September 2023.

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 - 16th May 2024.

Please see the link below.

8th September 2022 Online applications open and information to parents / carers

15th January 2024

Closing date for applications (statutory)

Late applications, i.e. those received after midnight on 15 January 2024, will not be processed until additional rounds of allocations

16 April 2024

National Offer Day - offers made to parents / carers by WNC

10 May 2024

Cut-off date for consideration for inclusion in first round of reallocations

15 May 2024 (5pm)

The deadline by which all school admission appeal forms must be submitted

14 June 2024

Cut-off date for consideration for inclusion in second round of reallocations

3 July 2024

Cut-off date for consideration for inclusion in third round of reallocations