Starting School in September 2022?

When to apply for a primary school place

In West Northamptonshire, children are eligible to start school (in reception year) in the September following their 4th birthday.

In West Northamptonshire there are 3 types of schools covering different age ranges - primary, infant and junior schools. If you are a parent or carer of a child living in West Northamptonshire at the time of your application you can apply for a school place at the following times:

Child's date of birth between Apply for Applications open Closing date for applications

1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 Reception place in primary or infant school 10 September 2021 5pm 15 January 2022

1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 Year 3 place in junior school 10 September 2021 5pm 15 January 2022

(if currently attending infant school)

Applying for a school place outside the normal entry times

Any applications to move schools outside of the school's normal entry year will be processed as in-year applications.

Please note that we do not allocate an in-year school place more than a month in advance of the date the place is required. Therefore, applications from children wanting a year 3 or 5 place at a primary school (rather than a junior or middle school) will be considered as in-year applications and will not be processed until the summer term. Parents will be informed in writing if a place is available in their preferred primary school.

Special educational needs

If your child has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, there are different procedures for obtaining a school place. Find out more about the application process for children with special educational needs.

Applications for school places must be completed online on the West Northamptonshire council website here

Stepping Stones Pre-School

We have an in-house Pre-School called Stepping Stones. Places are available for 3- 4 year olds and a limited number of 2 year olds. To apply for a place please email or pop in to school. A prospectus and application forms are here

Moving to the Area?

If you are moving to the area and would like a place in our school please give us a ring to arrange a visit - we do have places available in some year groups. Applications need to be made online via the West Northamptonshire council website here

Ukrainian children - applying for a school place

See school admissions information and guidance for Ukrainian sponsors and families.

Weedon Bec Primary School follows Northamptonshire County Guidance for admissions for rural village primary schools:

Our published admissions number is 30. Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan 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:

  1. Looked after and all previously looked after children

  2. Pupils who live in the linked area (Weedon, Stowe IX Churches, Upper Stowe)

  3. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child

  4. Other pupils


If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (2) 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.

Please contact the school office to find out about open days or to visits to the school.

For more information on admissions and to apply, please click the link below:

Our full admissions policy is on our policies page