Barby CE Primary School

The Governing Body are the Admission Authority in our school and are therefore responsible for all admissions. 

Our Admissions Policy for this academic year Policies for the coming years can be found by clicking the links below:

Children can be admitted in the Autumn Term after their fourth birthday.

Before your child is admitted to the reception class we invite parents to an evening meeting when we explain our curriculum and general organisation. It also affords us the opportunity to discuss any personal worries that parents may have and for the reception class teacher to suggest ways in which parents can best help their child as they begin their journey through school.


Northamptonshire County Council (the Local Authority) co-ordinates applications for places in this School; follow this link for information about the school admissions process and important dates and deadlines:

School Admissions | West Northamptonshire Council (

In-Year Admission

If you are moving into the area and are considering our school for your child, please contact the school office to find out whether we have spaces in the relevant year group/s. If you would like to come and meet us and have a look around, please contact the school office and arrange an appointment for a school tour.

Please note that all admission requests, including those for In-year places, are made through the NCC School Admissions Team – details can be accessed here.


How to appeal for a place at our school

If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.

Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see here.

If you wish to appeal, please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing and ask for an appeals pack.

The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.

Timetable for appeals – September 2022 applications

Following the National Offer Day on 19 April 2022, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 18 May 2022 (5pm).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (date and possible time) to the Appellants during the week commencing 6 June 2022.

On time appeals will be heard by 8 July 2022.

Spring/Summer 2022 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 4-8 July 2022. 

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

Upcoming Events

11 Dec
KS1 and EYFS Nativity
Date Mon, 11-Dec-2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
13 Dec
KS2 Christmas Performance
Wed, 13-Dec-2023 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
13 Dec
KS2 Christmas Performance
Wed, 13-Dec-2023 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
15 Dec