School applications: The most sought-after primaries in Wellingborough

Redwell Primary School in Wellingborough NNL-160324-100731001
Redwell Primary School in Wellingborough NNL-160324-100731001

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.

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 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 Wellingborough Library on October 4 from 10am to noon.

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).

Wellingborough’s most popular primaries

Redwell Primary; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 195 (1st pref 110; 2nd pref 56; 3rd pref 29) PAN 90; Offers 90.

The Avenue Infant School; Ofsted Good; Total applications 146 (1st pref 51; 2nd pref 61; 3rd pref 34) PAN 60; Offers 60.

Croyland Primary; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 130 (1st pref 58; 2nd pref 39; 3rd pref 33) PAN 60; Offers 60.

St Barnabas CE School; Ofsted Good; Total applications 113 (1st pref 44; 2nd pref 44; 3rd pref 25) PAN 60; Offers 57.

All Saints CE Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 112 (1st pref 68; 2nd pref 23; 3rd pref 21) PAN 30; Offers 30.

Victoria Primary Academy; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 89 (1st pref 41; 2nd pref 32; 3rd pref 16) PAN 60; Offers 60.

Little Harrowden Community Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 87 (1st pref 36; 2nd pref 32; 3rd pref 19) PAN 30; Offers 30.

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 85 (1st pref 48; 2nd pref 19; 3rd pref 18) PAN 60; Offers 54.

Earls Barton Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 71 (1st pref 54; 2nd pref 12; 3rd pref 5) PAN 75; Offers 55.

Oakway Academy; Ofsted N/A; Total applications 69 (1st pref 44; 2nd pref 12; 3rd pref 13) PAN 90; Offers 48.

Wollaston Community Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 68 (1st pref 39; 2nd pref 18; 3rd pref 11) PAN 60; Offers 42.

Irchester Community Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 65 (1st pref 49; 2nd pref 6; 3rd pref 10) PAN 60; Offers 51.

Ruskin Infant School; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 56 (1st pref 37; 2nd pref 15; 3rd pref 4) PAN 90. Offers 39.

Grendon CE Primary; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 52 (1st pref 17; 2nd pref 19; 3rd pref 16) PAN 15; Offers 15.

Wilby CEVA Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 49 (1st pref 12; 2nd pref 15; 3rd pref 22) PAN 13; Offers 13.

Great Doddington Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 48 (1st pref 17; 2nd pref 19; 3rd pref 12) PAN 20; Offers 20.

Warwick Primary School; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 43 (1st pref 32; 2nd pref 7; 3rd pref 4) PAN 60; Offers 34.

Olympic Primary; Ofsted Requires Improvement; Total applications 42 (1st pref 32; 2nd pref 5; 3rd pref 5) PAN 60; Offers 33.

Cogenhoe Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 38 (1st pref 23; 2nd pref 7; 3rd pref 8) PAN 30; Offers 24.

Yardley Hastings Primary; Ofsted Outstanding; Total applications 34 (1st pref 20; 2nd pref 7; 3rd pref 7) PAN 15; Offers 15.

Denton Primary School; Ofsted Good; Total applications 34 (1st pref 18; 2nd pref 11; 3rd pref 5) PAN 19; Offers 19.

Little Houghton CE Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 24 (1st pref 12; 2nd pref 5; 3rd pref 7) PAN 15; Offers 12.

Bozeat Community Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 23 (1st pref 12; 2nd pref 5; 3rd pref 6) PAN 25; Offers 13.

Great Addington CEVA Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 22 (1st pref 12; 2nd pref 3; 3rd pref 7) PAN 15; Offers 13.

Ecton Village Primary; Ofsted Good; Total applications 20 (1st pref 6; 2nd pref 6; 3rd pref 8) PAN 14; Offers 7.

Mears Ashby CE Primary; Ofsted Inadequate; Total applications 13 (1st pref 3; 2nd pref 5; 3rd pref 5) PAN 15; Offers 3.

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