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Peterborough Diocese Education Trust

Our School Prayer

Dear Lord,

Please bless us all,

Help us to care for one another and to forgive one another,

To play and work well together,

Help us to be thankful and always to remember the love of Christ and spread his love wherever we go.


Admission Arrangements

Timetable for appeals – September 2024 applications

Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2024 , the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 20th May 2024 (09:00 am) .

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing 17th June 2024 and proposed appeal hearing dates from the w/b 8th July 2024.

Deadline for additional evidence will be 24th June 2024

On time appeals will be heard by date to be confirmed

Appeals will be heard on Zoom.

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

How to appeal for a place at our school

If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.

Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see:

If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator to request an appeals pack

The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead..

Admission to any year group during the school year (known as in-year applications)

If you are interested in joining our school and would like to arrange a visit please contact

We are part of the North Northamptonshire Council in year scheme, which means applications must be made via the local authority rather than directly to the school. Applying for a school place outside the normal admission rounds | North Northamptonshire Council (

Current Arrangements

How to apply for a school place at Cottingham CofE Primary School

Cottingham Primary School follows North Northamptonshire County Guidance for admissions for rural village primary schools. The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) have delegated responsibility for admissions in our school and are therefore responsible for all admissions. All places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy which you will find at

In order to submit an application, please refer to the local authority’s website

Oversubscription Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  2. Pupils with a brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child.
  3. Pupils who have a parent(s) who is a member of the school staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  4. Pupils who live in the linked area: Cottingham, Middleton, East Carlton & Rockingham.
  5. Other pupils.

Tiebreaker: If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

For our full policy, please see documents below

This list is dependant on the year selected at the top of the page.
Change the year at the top of the page to see documents associated with that year.
(NB: Any documents that have not been assigned to a specific year will always appear.)