Northampton Primary Academy Trust welcomes children to join schools in our Trust both at the start of their school life (the academic year during which they turn five years old) and as a transfer from another school either at the beginning of an academic year or at any point during an academic year.  

Pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan will be allocated a place where the school is named as being the appropriate provision. 

After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan that names the school, priority for admission will be given to children in the order specified in the individual schools admission arrangements.

Reception Applications

In Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, children are eligible to start school (in reception year) in the September following their 4th birthday. The application process is now on-line and is managed by the local authorities as below;

West Northamptonshire Council : for Abington Vale Primary School, Blackthorn Primary School, East Hunsbury Primary School, Ecton Brook Primary School, Headlands Primary School, Lings Primary School, Rectory Farm Primary School, Simon De Senlis Primary School, Thorplands Primary School, Upton Meadows Primary School and Weston Favell Primary School.  

Milton Keynes Council : for Langland Community School. 

North Northamptonshire Council : for Park Junior School and Stanton Cross Primary School.

Mid-Year Applications

Schools are unable to offer places direct to parents for their children.  All school places are allocated by the local authorities as shown above.  They also maintain any waiting lists for individual schools. 

School Appeals

North Northants and West Northants Schools

Following the National Offer Day on 16th April 2024, the deadline for lodging an appeal is the 16th May 2024.  

To appeal for a place in a Northamptonshire school and for full details of the process and timetable involved, please click here

Milton Keynes Schools

To appeal for a place at Langland Community School please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 16th May 2024

Admissions Documents


Individual Schools Admissions Arrangements

Useful Links


NPAT is a collaboration of 14 great primary schools, driven by a vision to achieve educational excellence; creating opportunities and enriching lives. 

This approach is encapsulated in our motto: 

‘Achieving Extraordinary Things’