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School Admissions

Admissions Arrangements

The School’s Admission Policy

Please view our policies below for children joining the school in 2022/23 and 2023/24.

We educate children from 4+ through to eleven years of age - Foundation Stage to Year 6.

 All children are admitted into our Reception classes in the September of the academic year in which they are five. 

Nova Primary Academy converted to an academy on 1st April 2018 and it's Admissions Authority in the Peterborough Keys Academies Trust (PKAT). However, we continue to comply with Peterborough Local Authority who manage our admissions.

The Peterborough Schools Admission handbook and other admission information can be found HERE

The first priority is given to looked after children, a verified medical need relating to a child, children living within the catchment area and siblings. (In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. Distance is measured in a straight line using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child's home address to the seed point for the school. The seed point is taken from the ordinance survey's (OS) Address-Base dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references as seed points.)

Please click HERE for a link to the Peterborough Admissions website.

It is really important to submit your application in good time as in previous years we have received more applications than places were available, meaning we were over-subscribed.  In these cases you have the right to appeal. 

The Local Authority manage our appeals and will prepare guidance for parents about how the appeals process will work and a named contact who can answer any inquiries parents may have about the process.

An Independent Appeal Panel meets to consider appeals from parents/carers who are unhappy with their school allocation.

For further information on how to appeal and the appeal timetable please HERE

Before deciding whether Nova is the right school for your child, you are warmly invited to view our virtual tour, found under the parents tab, or visit us in person. Please contact the school office on 01733 262696 or for more information.