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Reception (EYFS) Admissions for September 2020

When will my child start school?

Children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 start school in September 2020. 

How can I find out more about Eyrescroft before I apply?

Towards the end of 2019, we will hold open sessions where prospective parents/carers are welcomed to Eyrescroft. We present information about Eyrescroft, give tours of the school showing our children at work, and offer the opportunity for parents to ask questions about the school. The sessions will  be advertised in the Autumn term of 2019. If your child's name is on our waiting list, you will automatically receive an invitation. We also welcome visits throughout the year. If you are interested in visiting our school, or have any questions, please contact our school office who will be happy to help. Please see our “Contact Us” section for our contact details.

How do I apply for a place for my child at Eyrescroft?

You can apply for your child’s primary school place via the Local Authority (LA), which is Peterborough City Council. You have the option to choose three schools in order of preference. Applications can be made online from 12th September 2019.

Applications for a Reception place must be made via the link: Peterborough Reception admission information

Admissions Criteria

Academy Name                          Eyrescroft Primary School

Academy Address                       Eyrescroft, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8EZ

Head Teacher                              Miss Sophie Dines          

School Telephone Number          01733 262190

Admission Number                      8742007


When is the deadline for applications?

You have until 16th January 2020 to submit your application.

Applications for 1st September 2020 onwards will be considered under the ‘Determined Admissions Policy As From September 2020’. A copy of this is attached at the bottom of this page.

When will I know if my child has been offered a place?

You will find out which schools have offered your child a place on National Primary Offer day, which is on 16th April 2020. You can do this by logging on to the Peterborough City Council's online application system.

What can I do if my child has not been offered a place and I feel this is unfair?

You have the right to appeal against the decision. You will need to make your appeal directly to Peterborough City Council. Details of how to appeal, and the appeal time table, can be found here.

Please see our 'Determined Admissions Policy', attached below, which contains all admissions details. 

The Academy has now determined the admissions policy for entry into the academic year 2020/2021. The policy is attached below.

In-Year Admissions

If you would like your child to transfer to Eyrescroft from another school you will need to apply for an in-year transfer.  The application is made to, and managed by, Peterborough City Council.

Applications for an in-year place must be made via the link Peterborough In year admission information

If you would like further information regarding the admissions procedure or appeals, please contact Mrs Rachel Windsor on 01733 262190.