The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) have delegated responsibility for admissions in our school and are therefore responsible for all admissions. All places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy which you can find below for the current and future years.
Consultation on Admission Arrangements for September 2025- August 2026
All admission authorities are required to formally consult if they propose to make any changes to their admission arrangements for the following school year. We are currently consulting on our admission arrangements for the academic year September 2025 – August 2026 and are proposing the following changes:
- Moving ‘sibling link’ to position two in the oversubscription criteria and ‘distance from school’ to position 3.
You can find a full copy of our proposed admission arrangements in the document list below.
The consultation period runs from 13th November to 31st December 2023. Should you wish to make any comments about the proposed arrangements you can do so by email to Mrs Liz Crofts via the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org school email address] or by post: Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School, West St, Welford, NN6 6HU.
If you are interested in joining our school and would like to arrange a visit please contact the School Office on
01858 575431 to arrange.
Admission to Reception
Children are able to start at Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School in the September following their 4th birthday. Applications for Reception can be made in the autumn term. The deadline is midnight on 15th January 2024.
Applications must be made through the local authority where you live.
For West Northamptonshire applications can be made at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/admissions
If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available above in addition to the local authority application form and return to the school by 15th January 2024.
Admission to any year group during the school year (known as in-year applications)
We are part of the West Northamptonshire Council in year scheme, which means applications must be made via the local authority rather than directly to the school. You can do this online here Move school during the school year (in-year)
If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available above in addition to the local authority application form and return to the school.
How to appeal for a place at Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School
Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2024, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 15 May 2024 (5pm).
The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the hearing (date and time) to the Appellants, and proposed appeal hearing dates.
Spring/Summer 2024 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.
Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.
If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.
Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/church-schools/admission-and-appeals/
If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator at email@example.com and ask for an appeals pack.
The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.