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Reception (EYFS) Admissions for September 2024

If you require any further information about school admissions, please contact the school office:

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 Highlees before I apply?

Towards the end of 2023, we will hold open sessions where prospective parents/carers are welcomed to Highlees. We present information about Highlees, 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 2023. 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 Highlees?

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 below.

Admissions Criteria

Academy Name

Highlees Primary School

Academy Address

Ashton Road, Westwood, Peterborough PE3 7ER


Mrs Melissa Albert

Telephone Number:

01733 264294

Admission Number


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 2024/25. A copy of this is attached at the bottom of this page.

Published Admission Number (PAN) – Reception Entry

The Academy has an agreed PAN of 60 (2 Form Entry). The Academy will accordingly admit 60 children per year group (aged rising 5) if sufficient applications are received. 

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 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 timetable, can be found here.

Please see the below 'Determined Admissions Policy' for more information.

The Academy has now determined the admissions policy for entry into the academic year 2024/2024. The policy is attached below.

In-Year Admissions

If you would like your child to transfer to Highlees from another school you will need to apply for an in-year transfer.  The application is made to, and managed by, Peterborough City Council. The Academy will accordingly admit 60 children per year group. (2 Form Entry).

Applications for an in-year place must be made via the link here.

If you would like further information regarding the admission's procedure, please contact our Office Manager, Miss Sara Hamlet, on 01733 264294.


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