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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 is 15th January 2024.

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

Timetable for appeals – September 2024 applications

The timetable for appeals for parents unsuccessful in obtaining a primary place at the school for September 2024 is as follows:

Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2024, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 20 May 2024 (9am).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing 17 June 2024 and proposed appeal hearing dates are week commencing 8 July 2024.  Appeals will take place on Zoom. 

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

Please contact Alex Benoy, the Diocese of Peterborough Education Team Executive Administrator on  or 01604 887060  for further details.


Joining Cranford in a different Year Group

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:


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:

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.