Admissions & starting school

We welcome all prospective parents to visit St Loys to observe our school in action and talk to the Head Teacher and staff. Applications are processed online via West Northamptonshire Council. The Published Admission Number for Foundation Stage children at St Loys is 15 places. Children who live outside our catchment area have successfully requested admission.

The opening date for applications is 10th September 2021. The closing date is 5 pm on 15th January 2022.

The timetable for appeals is as follows:

Following the National Offer Day on 19 April 2022, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 5pm on 18 May 2022. The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) and the Statement of Case to the Appellants, week commencing 6 June 2022. On time appeals will be heard by 8 July 2022.

Spring/Summer 2022 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough. Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 4-8 July 2022. 

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

Once places have been offered and accepted, children will be invited into school for settling-in afternoons.

In order to reflect the Local Education Authority’s guidance and to ensure a calm and purposeful start to their school career, children experience a part-time entry into school when they first join St Loys in September.

Our Foundation Stage teacher, Mrs Addison, also offers a home visit for an informal chat at the beginning of September.

A copy of our School Prospectus is available on request. If you would like a copy to be sent to you, please use our Contact Form.

You may view our Admissions Policy here

In the case of oversubscription, we prioritise applications according to the admission criteria set out in our Admissions Policy, some of which relate to religious allegiance. If you wish your child to be considered under the religious criteria, please complete Form SIF/A and return it to school as soon as possible.