Phone
01536 330300

Address
Church Lane, Cranford, Kettering
Northamptonshire. NN14 4AE

How to apply for a school place at Cranford C E Primary School

The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) have delegated responsibility for admissions in our school and are therefore responsible for all admissions.  All places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy which you will find on the school policies section

Admission to reception

Children are able to start at Cranford C E Primary School in the September following their 4th birthday. Applications for reception can be made in the autumn term. The deadline was 15th January 2022.

Applications must be made through the local authority where you live.

Timetable for appeals – September 2022 applications

Following the National Offer Day on 19 April 2022, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 18 May 2022 (5pm).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (date and possible time) to the Appellants during the week commencing 6 June 2022.

On time appeals will be heard by 8 July 2022.

Spring/Summer 2022 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

Admission to any year group during the school year (known as in-year applications)

If you are interested in joining our school and would like to arrange a visit please contact the school office.

We are part of the North Northamptonshire Council in year scheme, which means applications must be made via the local authority rather than directly to the school. You can do this online here: Move school during the school year (in-year) - Schools and education (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

How to appeal for a place at Cranford C E Primary School

If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.

Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see: https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/church-schools/admission-and-appeals/

If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing and ask for an appeals pack.

The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.

Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 4-8 July 2022. 

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.