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As you may know the application process for your child’s school place September 2021/2022 went live yesterday, currently we are looking at an alternative to the open afternoons that we would usually hold around September/October time.


If you are interested in being kept up to date and would like information emailing out to you when it is available, please email including “2021/2022 Open Day” in the subject line with your contact details and we will contact you in the coming weeks with an update.

Children are accepted into this school in the September prior to their fifth birthday.  The cut-off date is August 31st and any child who is five after this date will start school the following year.  [If your child has a birthday in July or August you may delay the start of school - please speak to the headteacher or see the details on the Admissions webite at]


All admissions are dealt with by the local authority (NCC School Admissions).


If wish to apply for a place in Reception you should make an online application by the closing date, which is by 5:00pm on 15th January 2021. See the Northamptonshire County Council link below.    


Late applications are unlikely to result in a place being offered at Whitefriars.  Please note places are not allocated on a first-come first-served basis - all applications will be considered at the same time after the closing date.


Parents wishing to apply for a place other than in Reception for their child should complete an 'in year' application with NCC Schools Admissions.


On the application you will be asked to state your first, second and third choice of schools. If the school is oversubscribed places are allocated by the County Council using specific guidelines:

Northamptonshire Admissions Booklet

Oversubscription Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan 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, child arrangements order or special guardianship order;


II. Pupils who live in the linked area of Knuston Hall; 


III. Pupils with a brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child;


IV. Pupils who live closer to the school than any other school;


V. Other pupils. 


Tiebreaker: If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Whitefriars Reception Induction Video 2020-2021

This is our virtual tour for the new starter children that will be joining us in September. You will see the Reception class rooms along with the other areas where the children will spend their time learning and interacting with others.