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).  

You can view our policies using the links below

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Admissions Policy 2020 / 2021 Date Reviewed February 2019 Download
Admissions Policy 2021 / 2022 Date Reviewed February 2020 Download

Consultation on a variation to admission arrangements for September 2021

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust, in conjunction with Silverstone Church of England Primary School, is proposing a reduction in the published admission number (PAN) for the school with effect from 1 September 2021. The School Admissions Code requires admission authorities to consult when there is a proposal to reduce a PAN. Peterborough Diocese Education Trust, as the admissions authority for this school, is therefore seeking comments on the proposed change.


Peterborough Diocese Education Trust proposes to reduce the published admission number from 60 to 30 at Silverstone Church of England Primary School from 1 September 2021.

Factors that have been considered by the Trust in deciding to make this proposal are;

  • The current number on roll and future projections of pupil numbers in the area;
  • The school’s ability to deliver an effective education within available budgets with consideration to the constraints of the infant class size legislation;
  • The school’s ability to ensure class sizes throughout the school can be kept to an optimum size for pupils and teachers

How to Respond

This consultation will run from 8th June 2020 to 17th July 2020 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposal to Elizabeth McLaverty, Operations Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Following the consultation period, Peterborough Diocese Education Trust and the school will consider any comments received and how to proceed. Both websites will be updated at this point.

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