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If your child was born between 1st Sep 2016 and 31st Aug 2017 you can apply for a reception 2021 place at our school from 12th Sep 2020.  Closing date for applications is midnight on 15th January 2021. Any applications received after this date will be treated as a “late” application.

To apply please go online at the Peterborough City Council website and follow the relevant links.  If you have any queries please either ring Admissions on 01733 864007 or the school office on 01733 234185. Visits to school are welcomed at any time, please ring to make an appointment.

You may download the Admissions Booklet on the Peterborough City Council website to view our admissions arrangements.


The National Offer day is 16th April 2021, after which date our waiting list will be established, 7th May 2021 is the closing date for parents to refuse or accept a place at our school. If no reply is received the offer will be withdrawn.

From the week commencing 17th May, the second round of allocations will take place for all late applications received between January and April.  Further offers will be made subject to places being available. On 25th May any applications received after the 1st May will be offered on an individual basis.

Should your child already be of school age and attending another Peterborough school you will need to request an In-Year Transfer Form from your child’s current school. Once completed this must be forwarded to Admissions and your child will be placed on our relevant year group waiting list.  Offers are made by Admissions every 10 days approximately. You will be contacted by Admissions or by our school should your child be offered an In Year place at Barnack.

If your child is transferring from a school outside of Peterborough, please contact Admissions on 01733 864007 for advice.


The School’s admission limit for Reception aged children is 30. Schools have “catchment areas” which, in Barnack CE Primary School’s case, are those housing areas nearest to the School:


Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Wothorpe, Southorpe, Ufford and Pilsgate.




​The Local Authority will admit children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a statement of special educational needs which names a school. This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision. The order of priority for all other children is as follows:

  1.  A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);

  2. Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceases to be in state care as a result of being adopted[1];

  3. Children who are both living in the catchment area3 served by the school and have siblings4 of compulsory school age still attending the school at the time of their admission;

  4. Other children living in the catchment area at the time of admission;

  5. Children of members of staff, provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage;

  6. Children who do not live in the catchment area served by the school, but who have siblings of compulsory;

  7. For admission to Junior (KS2) schools only; children who are in attendance at an Infant school on the same site at the time of application, have been in attendance at the school for at least a term prior to application and remain there until the end of the summer term;

  8. Other children whose parents have requested a place who live outside the catchment area of the school. Where children of multiple birth (i.e. twins, triplets etc.) or siblings born in the same school year are tied for the final place, we will admit such siblings even if this means exceeding PAN (i.e. when they are being considered in relation to the same criterion). In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line.


In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. Distance is measured in a straight line using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child's home address to the seed point for the school. The seed point is taken from the ordinance survey's (OS) Address- Base dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references as seed points. It may be necessary to use other OS maps or online resources for any home address outside of the Peterborough local authority distance measuring system. In the case of flats, the priority is that of floor level i.e. ground, first, second etc. in that order.


In cases of exactly the same measurement where no differentiation can be established, a lottery will be used to decide the allocation of the place. For late applications, the local authority will allocate places in the same order of priority. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line as above.



For independent advice about appeals and admissions please contact

The advisory centre for education


Requests for further information about the proposed admission arrangements in Peterborough for 2019/20 should be made to Admissions Team, Peterborough City Council, Sand Martin House,
Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough PE2 8TY, by telephone on 01733 864007 or email to:

Year 7 Entry to Secondary School

If your child is in Year 6, applications for secondary school opens on 12th September 2020. 

You should apply online at


The closing date for applications is 31st October 2020


National Offer Day is 1st March 2021


[1] A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.