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Eyrescroft Primary School

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Reception (EYFS) Admissions for September 2024

When will my child start school?

Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 start school in September 2024. They will enter the Early Years Foundation Stage of primary school. 

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

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.

Come to our 'Opent Event' where you will have the opportunity to look round the school, see Eyrescroft Primary School in action and ask any questions you may have.

Open Event 1st November 2pm. Please contact us if you would like to attend.

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 2023.

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 15th January 2024 to submit your application.

Applications for 1st September 2024 onwards will be considered under the ‘Determined Admissions Policy As From September 2023 24’. 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 17th April 2024. 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.

For details on the selection criteria and the over subscription criteria, 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 2023/2024. 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.