Admissions Consultation

Proposed Reduction of Pupil Admission Number from 60 to 45 per year

We are proposing to change our admissions policy to adopt the following change to be in effect from September 2025:

  • Reducing the Published Admissions Number (PAN) from 60 to 45

The reasons for proposing the above change are as follows:

  • Our current and recent intake numbers for Reception have been below 45 and are predicted to remain at this level in the coming years.
  • By making sure our intake matches demand in the area we can continue to provide the quality of education that we pride ourselves on and ensure education and business efficiency for the school.

Accordingly, the Governors are undertaking this statutory consultation process with the parents and other stakeholders for St. Andrew’s CEVA Primary School.

In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks, commencing today, 1st November 2023, and, as an interested party in St. Andrew’s CEVA Primary, we are keen to hear your views on the proposed changes/current admission arrangements; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation if you have any concerns regarding the matter.

Please see below the proposed revised Admissions Policy.

All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 12pm on 4th January 2024 to: entitled ‘Admissions Consultation’ or by post to: Mrs Val Griffiths, Headteacher, St. Andrew’s CEVA Primary School, Ecton Brook Road, Northampton NN3 5EN.

Please note that written responses should outline your personal details, including your name, address, and relationship to the school.

At the end of the consultation period, the Governors will meet to consider responses. All responses received by the end of the consultation period will be carefully considered and will decide the admission arrangements for the school year 2025/2026.

The outcome of the consultation will be published on the school website as soon as possible following a decision being reached by the board.

If you wish to further discuss this matter, or anything mentioned in this letter, please email

Once the arrangements have been determined, they will be publicised by 15th March 2024. We therefore invite you to take part in this consultation on the amendment to our admission policy.

How to Apply for a Primary School Place for 2024

You can make an application for primary school place if your child has their 4th birthday between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024

The closing date for applications is midnight on 15 January 2024. Failure to do this may affect your changes of obtaining a place for your child at your preferred schools. 

Make your application and find helpful tips and information with key dates online at:

Apply by post

To complete a paper application form you will need to request one from the Schools Admissions Team at:

See our Admission Policy 2024 for more details.

Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) are available from the School Office or can be printed using the link below - this must be returned to the school and not the Local Authority. These forms are in addition to the application form and must be completed and returned to school before the deadline for primary applications. 

Apply for 'in-year transfer'

Moving to a different school at any time other than the usual admission to Reception class, are known as an ‘in-year transfer’. Please see our Admissions Policy 2023 for criteria.  For further information and application form for 'in year' transfer to our school please refer to West Northamptonshire Council website - see link below

Children who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan should contact the EHC team for advice on the application process which applies to them.

Appeals Timetable

If you wish to appeal  please see the Peterborough Diocese Website to request an appeals pack

Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2024, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is TBA.

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing TBA and proposed appeal hearing dates are week commencing TBA.

Spring/Summer 2024 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

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