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Gretton Primary School


Please note:  From September 2021, we will take up to 22 pupils in all year groups.

Please contact if you wish to book a tour of the school.

To apply for a place in our Early Years reception class parents will need to go through the Northamptonshire County Council admissions process. Details of this can be found on the Northamptonshire County Council website . We advise that parents visit the academy and let us know if they are applying for a reception place for their child. For a place in any other year group we recommend that parents contact the academy in the first instance so that we can liaise with the county council over the offer of any places. 



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Following the allocation of places to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan) for Special Educational Needs, which names the school as appropriate provision, then if there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order: 

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision.

When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

In the event of the number of applications received exceeding the Published Admission Number (PAN), priority for places will be allocated against the following criteria in the order listed:

a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children (see paragraph 5.9.1 for definition of ‘Looked After Children’).

b) Children who live in the villages of Gretton and Harringworth with a sibling link (see paragraph 5.9.3 for definition of ‘sibling’).

c) Children who live in Gretton or Harringworth.

d) Children with a sibling link (See paragraph 5.9.3 for definition of sibling).

e) Children of staff where that member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area.

f) Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker If the admission number is exceeded in any of the criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Measurements are carried out in a straight line based on a straight-line basis from the child’s home to the address point of the school. In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (e.g. Flats); a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. Independent verification of the random allocation process will be obtained.


If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Gretton Primary Academy, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please download the GPS Appeals information Sheet and Appeal Form and send the completed form in to Mrs P Crawford (Administrator) at the Academy address given on the form. If you are unable to access the documents please contact reception on 01536 770366 between 9.00am and 3.00pm and you will be able to give details of your name and address so that we can send these forms to you.

Appeals Timetable

For the appeals timetable 2021 - 22 can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

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