How To Apply

Deciding which school you would prefer is one of the most important decisions parents and children have to make.

We know it is not an easy decision, and we have set guidelines to follow about who can apply to our school. It is also important to have all of the information available to enable you, with your child, to take a considered view of the school you would prefer them to attend.

Please click on our admissions policy, on the left, to find out more.

Places are allocated through the Local Authority. If you would like to apply for a place for your child at Briar Hill Primary School, please follow the link below:

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions

Selection and Oversubscription Criteria 

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

i. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order – see page 186 for full definition.

ii. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.

iii. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.

iv. Other pupils.

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (iii) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Appeals

If you have been refused a place at one or more of your preferred schools, you are entitled to appeal against that decision. You are required to fill out an appeals form, details of which can be found on the Northamptonshire County Council website. Please click here to be transferred to the School Appeals page.