Kings Heath Primary Academy can educate 420 children within the school, plus 52 children in our nursery. This means that there are two classes within each year group from reception onwards.
Each year, Kings Heath Primary Academy can admit 52 children in the Nursery. Application forms for a Nursery place can be collected from our school office and should be returned to the school. All places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Your child should reach their 4th birthday in the year they are in Nursery.
In Northamptonshire, children have the opportunity to start primary school in the September following their 4th birthday. Parents need to complete a Local Authority application form online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk for a school place in Reception. This form must be completed even if your child attends our Nursery.
At Kings Heath Primary Academy, we have 60 places in Reception. The criteria used are that of the Education Authority which can be found in the “Northamptonshire Schools – Information for Parents”. There is a copy of this book in school, should you wish to see it.
For admissions into all other year groups, parents should contact the Admissions Team of the Local Authority who will make every effort to meet parental preferences:
Schools Admissions Team
Northamptonshire County Council
8 – 10 The Lakes
Tel: 0300 126 1000
If you prefer, the form can be completed online at:
In the event that more requests are received than there are places available, the criteria for admission is clearly set out by the Local Authority in their book Applying for a Primary School Place in Northamptonshire. If your child has a statement of special educational needs, you must not apply using the preference form, but will receive a letter from the local office asking for your preference.
Oversubscription admission criteria
Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs 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:
1 Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2 Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
3 Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
4 Other pupils.
If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (3) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.