Consultation on Admission Arrangements for September 2022

All admission authorities are required to formally consult if they propose to make any changes to their admission arrangements for the following school year, or at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period. We are currently consulting on our admission arrangements which apply from September 2022 in relation to the following academies and are proposing the following changes:

  • Barby CE Primary School: Reduction of PAN from 30 to 15; Splitting sibling criteria – those that live in the linked area with a sibling having higher priority.
  • Silverstone CE Primary School: Reduction of PAN from 60 to 30
  • Weldon CE Primary School: Linked area defined and map added
  • Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School: Reduction of PAN from 19 to 15

The admission arrangements for these academies are also under consultation but do not include any proposed changes:

  • Collingtree CE Primary School
  • Mears Ashby CE Primary School
  • Trinity CE Primary School

You can find the full proposed arrangements for all of these academies below.

The consultation period runs from 9th November to 18th December 2020. Should you wish to make any comments about the proposed arrangements you can do so by email to the Chair of Governors of the relevant academy. The contact details can be found on the academies’ website, accessible from here


Admissions Information

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

Title Description Download
Admissions Policy 2020 / 2021 Date Reviewed February 2019 Download
Admissions Policy 2021 / 2022 Date Reviewed February 2020 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 Northamptonshire County Council (who coordinate the application process).

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


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 and ask for an appeals pack. Contact Alex Benoy at .

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 9:00am on 21 May 2021.

Proposed appeal hearing dates are during the weeks commencing 21 June and 28 June 2021.

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