Admissions & Appeals

Applications for admission to Barby CE Primary School should be made via Northamptonshire County Council (please click to be redirected to their website and for further information). Applications are currently being invited for entry into Reception in 2020; however, as we also have spaces in most year groups, applications for in-year transfers are also being accepted. Please call the School office on 01788 890677 for further information on availability of places or if you would like to arrange a visit to the School.

Please follow the link to view our full Admissions Policy for 2020, however, in summary, should the school become oversubscribed, the following criteria will be applied:


Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that name the School as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for subsequent places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  • Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  • Pupils who live in the linked area (Barby and Onley)
  • Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the School at the time of admission of the younger child.
  • Children who have a parent who attended Barby CE Primary School or a parent who lived in Barby or Onley for at least 5 years since 2001. Documentary evidence will need to be provided to confirm that this criterion is met.
  • Other children.

Tiebreaker: If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the School. 


Admission arrangements for September 2021

Our Admissions Policy for 2021-22 has been determined by our Academy Governance Committee and is available here

2022-2023 Admissions Policy

2021-2022- Admissions Policy

2020-2021- Admission Policy

2019-2020 Admission Policy



Appeals Timetable

Please note that the dates for 2020 are as follows:

The closing date/ time for applications for a September 2020 school place is Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 5.p.m

Local Authority notifies parents of Primary School allocations- Thursday 16th April 2020. 

Following the National Offer on 16th April 2020, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is by 9.a.m. on 21st May 2020 . The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (venue, time and date) and the Statement of the Case to the appellants by 5th June 2020.

On-time appeals will be heard by 30th June 2020. Proposed appeal hearing dates are between Thursday 25th June and Tuesday 30th June 2020 (inclusive).

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.


If you would like to appeal an admissions decision for Barby CE Primary School please contact:

Alex Benoy, Education Administrator at the Diocesan Offices, and for further information on:

Telephone: 01604 887006 or by email to


Schools & Education, Northamptonshire County Council

Applying for a Primary School Place in Northamptonshire