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
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 Northamptonshire County Council (who coordinate the application process).
Applications for academies / schools within Rutland should be made directly to the academy / school.
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.
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 2021 applications
Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2021, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal for a PDET academy is 4:00pm on 21 May 2021.
Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 1 - 6 July 2021. All Spring / Summer 2021 appeals will take place on Zoom.
Decision letters will be sent within five working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.