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:
School Admissions Team
West Northamptonshire Council
Tel: 0300 126 7000
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. Looked after children and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
A 'looked after child' is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school. A child is regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were in the care of or were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order). This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children's Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders). Child arrangements orders are defined in s.8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by Section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).
2. A child with a sibling on roll at the time of application. Siblings include a brother or sister who share the same parents; a half-brother, half-sister or legally adopted child living at the same address; a child looked after by a local authority placed in a foster family with other school age children; a stepchild or children who are not related but live as a family unit, where parents both live at the same address as the child.
3. Children who live closest to the preferred school than any other.
4. Other pupils.
Where there are two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, a randomiser will be used to decide who is allocated a place.
In school transfers
If you wish to complete an in school transfer then this is done through the Local Authority. Please visit the following website where you can view the LA's in-year co-ordination scheme and apply for a place:
- Deferred entry application form
- Kings Heath Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2022 23
- Kings Heath Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2023 24
- Kings Heath Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2024 25
- Kings Heath Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2025 26 Consultation Doc
- Kings Heath Primary Academy Admissions Policy 2025 26 Under Consultation