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Places at Rushton School are allocated by North Northamptonshire County Council. All information and oversubscription criteria are detailed in the Pathfinder Schools admission policy, this also details the appeal procedure and the oversubscription criteria for the school.


Please follow the links below to request an in year school place or to apply for a new Reception or if your child has special educational needs or disabilities:


To request an in year school place

We currently have spaces for pupils in the following year groups:

Year R: 2 spaces

Year 1: 3 spaces

Year 2: 4 spaces

Year 3: 2 spaces

Year 4: 4 spaces

Year 5: 0 spaces

Year 6: 3 spaces

Applying for a Primary school place for September 2024

The application process closes on January 15th 2024


Follow the link above for information on how to make a late application.


School admissions arrangements for children with SEND

The published admission number (PAN) for Reception is 15

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or an EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children (see paragraph 6.1 for definition of ‘Looked After Children’).

  2. Children with a sibling link (see paragraph 6.3 for definition of ‘sibling’) continuing at the school at the time of the admission of the younger child.

  3. Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.

  4. Other children.

The current and future school admission policies are located in the below.


Distance Tiebreaker
If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 3, priority will be given to those who live furthest from their nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school using NNC’s GIS System. 
In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser (will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie or where two distances are equal. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Appeals Process

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 Rushton Primary School are administered by Northamptonshire County Council Admissions Team. For more information on the process please see:


Alternatively you can email:

or by apply in writing to:

Appeals Team, Democratic Services,
West Northamptonshire Council,
One Angel Square, Angel Street,

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