Please find below all you need to know about applying for both a Primary and Secondary place starting in September 2020.

As we begin a new academic year, the School Admissions Team for Northamptonshire is starting the process for co-ordinating primary and secondary admissions for the September 2020 intake.

The application portal for parents to start making you applications opened on 10th September 2019. Attached below is information about Primary/Infant Schools intake and Junior to Secondary Schools transfer, includes statutory dates which the Local Authority and schools must adhere to in the exchange of application/ranking data, and key dates for your calendars.

How to apply for reception 2020 parents letter

How to apply for secondary 2020 parent letter

Here is a link to the local authority website for you to access the information you need to make your application as well as access to an online copy of our ‘How to apply for a Secondary School Place 2020/21’ and ‘How to apply for a Primary School Place 2020/21’ information booklets.

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Secondary –

The closing date for Primary School Applications is 5pm on 15th January 2020 

The closing date for Secondary School Applications is 5pm on 31st October 2019

Applications received after these times/dates will be late and will only be considered after Offer Day. On time applicants will receive the offer of a school place on Offer Day which is 2nd March 2020 for Secondary School offers, and 16th April 2020 for Primary/Infant/Junior School offers.


School Admissions Team Contact Information

Children First Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council

One Angel Square

Angel Street

Northampton NN1 1ED


Customer Service Centre: 0300 126 1000

Admissions Opening Times: Mon – Thurs 9.00 -5.00pm and Fri: 9.00 – 4.30pm


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