School applications: The most sought-after primaries in Kettering

Barton Seagrave Primary is the most popular Kettering borough school.
Barton Seagrave Primary is the most popular Kettering borough school.

Parents of three and four-year-olds starting primary school in September 2019 are starting to think about where they would like their little ones to go to school.

Many of our primaries are starting to hold open days to encourage parents to select them as a preference on the application form.

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But just how likely many people applied for your local school last year?

Using figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request by the Northants Telegraph, we can reveal the most popular schools in your area.

Every day this week we’ll tell you which schools in your borough got the most first preference applications for September 2018 starters.

And on Friday we’ll list all the secondary schools in the north of the county.

The application deadline for September 2019 primary starters is January 15, 2019, at 5pm and you’ll find out which school your child is going to on April 16.

Remember to fill in all three of your selections - leaving a box blank gives you no better chance of getting into your first choice school and means you could be allocated a school chosen by Northamptonshire County Council if your first choice is not available.

For full information about applying for a primary school in Northamptonshire, click here

There will be an information event for parents of new starters at Kettering Library on October 16 from ​9.30am to 11.30am.

We’ve chosen to list the schools in order of popularity by the total number of applications (the combined number of first, second and third preference applications). We’ve also noted the latest Ofsted grading for each school. In some cases, the school has converted to an academy since its last inspection although we’ve still included the rating for the school under its previous name. The PAN (planned admission number) represents the total number of places for new starters that the school has planned to offer, and the final column is the number of those places offered to children on national offer day last year (although this number may have subsequently changed after appeals).

Kettering’s most popular primaries

Barton Seagrave Primary: Ofsted Good; Total applications 206 (1st pref 97; 2nd pref 68; 3rd pref 41) PAN 90; Offers 90.

Millbrook Infant School; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 168 (1st pref 94; 2nd 32; 3rd pref 42) PAN 120; Offers 97.

Hayfield Cross CE; Ofsted N/A; Total applications 139 (1st 47; 2nd pref 65; 3rd pref 27) PAN 60; Offers 55.

Havelock Infant School; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 133 (1st pref 75; 2nd pref 47; 3rd pref 11) PAN 90; Offers 84.

Kettering Park Infants; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 132 (1st pref 57; 2nd pref 40; 3rd pref 35) PAN 90; Offers 60

Kettering Buccleuch Academy; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 120 (1st pref 67; 2nd pref 32; 3rd pref 21) PAN 60; Offers 60.

Brambleside Primary; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 116 (1st pref 49; 2nd pref 38; 3rd pref 29) PAN 60; Offers 56.

Rothwell Victoria Infant School; Ofsted Good; Total applications 114 (1st pref 85; 2nd pref 6; 3rd pref 23) PAN 120; Offers 86.

Hall Meadow Primary; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 109 (1st pref 44; 2nd pref 43; 3rd pref 22) PAN 30; Offers 30.

Loatlands Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 106 (1st pref 64; 2nd pref 30; 3rd pref 12) PAN 60; Offers 60.

St Andrew’s CE Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 87 (1st pref 49; 2nd pref 23; 3rd pref 15) PAN 45; Offers 45.

Hawthorn Community Primary; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 85 (1st pref 38; 2nd pref 29; 3rd pref 18) PAN 45; Offers 44.

St Mary’s CE, Burton Latimer; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 81 (1st pref 39; 2nd pref 26; 3rd pref 16) PAN 60; Offers 44.

St Mary’s CEVA; Ofsted Good; Total applications 75 (1st pref 49; 2nd pref 17; 3rd pref 9) PAN 38; Offers 38.

Mawsley Community Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 70 (1st pref 46; 2nd pref 20; 3rd pref 4) PAN 60; Offers 47.

Geddington CE Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 66 (1st pref 27; 2nd pref 22; 3rd pref 17) PAN 28; Offers 28.

Compass Primary; Ofsted N/A; Total applications 64 (1st pref 36; 2nd pref 17; 3rd pref 11) PAN 60; Offers 41.

St Thomas More Catholic Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 63 (1st pref 28; 2nd pref 26; 3rd pref 9) PAN 30; Offers 30.

St Edward’s Catholic Primary; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 56; (1st pref 20; 2nd pref 15; 3rd pref 21) PAN 30; Offers 23.

Rushton Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 54 (1st pref 20; 2nd pref 17; 3rd pref 17) PAN 14; Offers 15.

Cranford CE Primary; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 52 (1st pref 15; 2nd pref 17; 3rd pref 20) PAN 15; Offers 15.

Broughton Primary; Ofsted Good: Total applications 51 (1st pref 32; 2nd pref 13; 3rd pref 6) PAN 30; Offers 30.

Greenfields Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 48 (1st pref 30; 2nd pref 9; 3rd pref 9) PAN 60; Offers 33.

Isham CE Primary; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 45 (1st pref 18; 2nd pref 8; 3rd pref 19) PAN 15; Offers 15.

Loddington CE (VA) Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 39 (1st pref 11; 2nd pref 12; 3rd pref 16) PAN 15; Offers 11.

Grange Primary Academy; Ofsted Good; Total applications 37 (1st pref 23; 2nd pref 8; 3rd pref 6) PAN 30; Offers 23.

Pytchley Endowed CE Primary; Ofsted Good ; Total applications 29 (1st pref 11; 2nd pref 7; 3rd pref 11) PAN 15; Offers 12.

Maidwell Primary; Ofsted Ouststanding; Total applications 20 (1st pref 10; 2nd pref 6; 3rd pref 4) PAN 10; Offers 10.

Wilbarston CE Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applicatoions 18 (1st pref 11; 2nd pref 2; 3rd pref 5) PAN 20; Offers 11.

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