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Thorpe Primary School

Challenge, Inspire, Succeed

Admission Arrangements

Our school is designated as a Primary School and we educate children from 4+ through to eleven years of age. We also have the facility of an on-site Nursery unit which caters for 52 part time children. Our Nursery caters for children aged 3+.  All children are admitted into our Reception classes in the September of the academic year in which they are five.

Admission to Thorpe School is currently organised by Peterborough Local Authority.  We converted to an academy on 1st April 2018, but will continue to use Peterborough Local Authority to manage our admissions.

The Peterborough Schools Admission handbook 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. Please click HERE for a link to the Peterborough Admissions website.

It is really important to submit your application in good time as last year we received more applications than places were available, meaning we were over-subscribed.  In these cases you have the right to appeal.  For more information about the over-subscription criteria please click HERE

Independent Appeal Panels meet to consider appeals from parents/carers who are unhappy with their school allocation. Dates for the appeal deadline is available at Peterborough City Council - Appeals

Before deciding whether Thorpe is the right school for your child, you are warmly invited to visit us for a tour. Please contact the school office on 01733 264340.

For information about admission into our Nursery, please click on the Nursery and Reception link at the top of the page.
 The Peterborough City Council Admission Arrangements Criteria is below along with our Admissions Policy.