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Admissions Arrangements

All admissions are dealt with through West Northamptonshire Council’s on-line application process at

We welcome visits from prospective parents. Please ring or email the school office to arrange an appointment: 01858 525261

The school has a Published Admission Number of 15, meaning that 15 places are available for Reception aged children each year.

The school is subject to the Community Primary Schools Rural Admission Criteria.

The school’s Linked Area includes the villages of Clipston, East Farndon, Great Oxendon, Hothorpe, Kelmarsh, Marston Trussell, Thorpe Lubenham and Arthingworth. In reality, the school also admits children from outside this linked area, including from Sibbertoft, Desborough and Market Harborough.

How places are allocated

Places will be allocated to children who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school as appropriate provision.

Oversubscription Criteria

Where there are more applications for the school than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children including Internationally adopted previously looked after children

2. Children who live in the linked area for the school

3. Children with a sibling continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child

4. Other children Allocation of places up to Published Admission Number (PAN)

If the PAN is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.


Where two or more applications cannot otherwise be separated, random allocation will be used to decide who is allocated a place.

Parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are welcome to meet with the Head Teacher to discuss their child’s individual needs.

For further information, please ring the school or go to