Admissions arrangements

Our academies / schools seek to serve their local communities: they are inclusive welcoming children of the Christian Faith, of other faiths or of no faith, children from all backgrounds and of all abilities.

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) is the admission authority for all of its academies / schools and has responsibility for setting the Admissions Policy. Each academy / school  has its own admission arrangements as part of the policy. This includes the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places available (the published admission number or PAN).


PDET Admissions Policy

You can view our current Admissions Policies using the links below.

Title Description Download
Admissions Policy 2021 / 2022 Date reviewed: February 2020 & July 2021 Download
Admissions Policy 2022 / 2023 Date reviewed: February 2021 & July 2021 Download
Admissions Policy 2023 / 2024 Date reviewed: February 2022 Download

Visiting an academy / school

If you would like to make an appointment to visit one of our academies / schools, please contact them directly to arrange this.


Making an application

How you make an application will depend on the year group and academy / school you are applying for.

Applying to start school

Applications to start a primary (including junior) academy / school for the first time must be made through the local authority where your child lives (regardless of which county your preferred academies / schools are in):  

Applications to join an academy / school during the school year, in any year group (known as ‘in year applications’) 

Applications for academies / schools within Northamptonshire should be made to either North Northamptonshire Council or West Northamptonshire Council (who coordinate the application process).

Applications for academies / schools within Rutland should be made directly to the academy / school.

Applications for academies / schools within Peterborough City should be made to Peterborough City Council (who coordinate the application process). 


Appeals timetable

If you have applied and been refused a place at one of our academies (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.

In year admission appeals

In year admissions appeals are heard as soon as possible after receipt of the Notice of Appeal form. Decision letters are sent within five working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

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.