Following academisation our Admissions Policy is pending review/update inline with Peterborough Keys Academies Trust (PKAT).  Longthorpe School  will continue to adopt the admissions policy of the Peterborough City Council (PCC) until further notice.

The Local Authority (PCC) manages and allocates school places and organises appeals for parents and carers across the city.  To apply please visit the PCC Admissions website.

Criteria for Admission

  • Looked after children.
  • Verified medical need relating to the pupil. (The requirements are strict and need certification by a doctor or psychologist).
  • Children living in the school’s catchment area.
  • Children who have brothers and sisters in attendance at the school.
  • Children living closest to the school by the shortest available safe walking route.

For further details about admissions arrangements and a copy of the Primary School Admissions Booklet please visit: PCC Admission Arrangements

Number Admitted

The agreed admissions number for class groups is 30, with the overall school total being 420 pupils (2 form entry). These totals may only be exceeded if particular circumstances arise.

Appeal Procedure

Any parent of a child not being admitted is entitled to appeal to the Peterborough Local Authority for reconsideration.

Reception (Foundation Stage) Intake Procedure

At Longthorpe Primary we undertake a gentle process of helping your child adjust to school life so that it is as happy and calm as possible.

The children are divided into two groups and each group starts school on a part-time basis, attending either the morning or afternoon session. This gives the Reception (Foundation Stage) staff time to be with the children, spend time helping them to adjust to their new situation and to assess their stages of development.

As each group settles, the children are invited to stay for lunch. This can be a very distressing time for some children, overwhelmed by the number of children who eat their dinners in the school hall. Teaching staff stay with the children to reassure them.

After a short time, children start full-time (provided that they are ready). The majority of children are in full-time attendance before the October half-term.

In Year Admissions

Children often start school at times other than Reception (Foundation Stage) or beginning of the academic year. In the event of this happening with your child, every effort is made to make you and your family welcome and to make the transition to the new environment as smooth as possible. Please contact the school if you have any anxieties about your child.