Deciding which school you would prefer is one of the most important decisions parents and children have to make.
We know it is not an easy decision, and below we have some support to follow about who can apply to our school.
It is important to have all of the information available to enable you, with your child, to take a considered view of the school you would prefer them to attend.
Please click on our admissions policy below, to find out more about applying to our school.
Places are allocated through the Local Authority.
If you would like to apply for a place for your child at Briar Hill Primary School, please follow the link below:
Selection and Oversubscription Criteria
Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that names the school as appropriate provision.
When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
i. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order – see page 186 for full definition.
ii. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
iii. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
iv. Other pupils.
If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (iii) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the 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.
If you have been refused a place at one or more of your preferred schools, you are entitled to appeal against that decision.
You are required to fill out an appeals form, details of which can be found on the Northamptonshire County Council website. Please click here to be transferred to the School Appeals page.
At Briar Hill Primary School, we want to ensure that every pupil who leaves us in Year 6 are ready and prepared for what Secondary School has to offer. Included here is a few links to the local schools around Briar Hill Primary School and a transition PowerPoint and Video.
Is your child worried about Secondary School? Here are a couple of children who have gone through the experience and have kindly shared this with their old school.
You will be amazing, remember that everyone is in the same position as you, so just be yourself and remember to ask for help if you need anything.
My advice is to join in with the extra-curricular clubs. It doesn't have to be sport, their is drama, chess and even a games club at my school.