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Entry to Reception 2024

If your child was born between 1st Sep 2019 and 31st Aug 2020 you can apply for a reception 2024 place at our school now.  


The closing date for applications is midnight on 15th January 2024. 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 01780 740265. 


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 2024, after which date our waiting list will be established. 5th May 2024 is the closing date for parents to either accept or refuse a place at our school. If no reply is received the offer will be withdrawn.

From 6th May, the second round of allocations will take place for all late applications received between 16th January and 30th April.  Further offers will be made subject to places being available. On 15th May any applications received after the 1st May will be offered on an individual basis.

​In Year Admissions

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 at Peterborough City Council. You may also apply online at Your child will then be placed on our relevant year group waiting list.  Offers are made approximately every 14 days by Admissions and you will be contacted by them 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 or email 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 give priority to children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which names the 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.

  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.

  3. Children who are both living in the catchment area served by the school and have siblings 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. 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 to 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


Applying for Secondary School

If your child is in Year 6, applications for secondary schools open on 12th September 2023. Full details and online application may be found at:


The closing date for applications is 31st October 2023.


National Offer Day is 1st March 2024.

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