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Admissions & Starting at The Avenue

This section is aimed at parents/carers of children due to start in Reception in September or children joining us throughout the year in any year group. We hope that you might find this information helpful in answering any questions you may have regarding your child starting school and help in preparing your child for their transition to school. For more detailed information on attending school, uniform, lunches, breakfast and after school clubs and so much more can be found in the Parents & Carers section.

The Avenue Infant School is a very popular school amongst families, is oversubscribed and has waiting lists for each year group. If you would like your child to join The Avenue Infant School family please read the information below according to your circumstance - either if your child is due to start school in Reception or if it is an in-year transfer.

Reception Places

We hold a series of structured school tours for parents and carers applying for a Reception place for their child throughout the Autumn Term of each academic year. These are publicly advertised and places must be booked.

To apply for a Reception school place and further information click on the link - Applying for a School Place

In-year transfer places

Moving to a different school at any time other than the usual admission to Reception class is known as an 'in-year transfer'.

To apply for an in-year transfer please follow the link - Applying for in-year transfer place

Admissions Arrangements

The school's admissions arrangements are dealt with through North Northamptonshire Council. At this school, the number to be admitted in Reception in September each year is 60.  If more children than this want to be admitted the Local Authority apply the over subscription admission criteria. For further information see Applying for a School Place

Use the links for the Department of Education and the Ofsted School Data Dashboard to find out more information about education in general and our school more specifically. 

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