Buckton Fields Primary School
The Department for Education (DfE) has agreed the opening of a new school on the Buckton Fields Development as part of the Preston Hedge’s Academy Trust.
The proposed opening of the new 2-form entry school is scheduled for September 2021 and will initially only take pupils into reception.
Parents or carers wishing to apply for a place at this school, will need to apply directly to the Academy Trust and the application should be made in addition to the common application form for their other preferred schools which is made to the local authority.
The application form for Buckton Fields Primary School can be obtained via the
Applications for the school should then be sent to Claire Clayson of the Preston Hedge’s Academy Trust at
email@example.com or posted to:
Preston Hedge’s Trust
Wootton Hope Drive
The closing date for applications is
Friday 15 January at 4pm.
The Academy Trust will process applications for this school and offers will be made by the Academy Trust on Friday 16 April 2021 from 9am.
Please note: If the Academy Trust have not entered into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State opening the school by that date, these will be conditional offers and will be confirmed once the funding agreement is signed.
Parents or carers must still submit their common application form to their local authority by 5pm on 15 January 2021 listing their other preferred schools and will still receive an offer of a school place from the local authority on national offer day (16 April 2021).
Parents or carers who have been offered a place at Buckton Fields Primary School for their child will be contacted by school admissions after national offer day and will have to decide which school place they will accept.
For more information please visit the
school website or email
Oversubscription admission criteria:
When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below in priority order.
- Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or a special guardianship order
- Children with a brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child
- Children who live closest to the school on a straight-line basis and live within the defined area
- Other children
Please note: The defined area is the area within the Buckton Fields housing development marked on the admissions map by a red boundary. You can view the map on the
If in criterion 2-3 above a tie-break is necessary to determine which child is admitted the child living closest to the school on a straight-line basis will be given priority for admission. The Academy Trust will undertake the appropriate measurements. Distances are measured from the address point of your home to the address point of the school on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.
Where two or more children share a priority for a place in criterion 2 –3 above, e.g. where two children live equidistant from the school, these places will be allocated using random allocation undertaken by an independent body. However, if children of multiple births are tied for the final place those siblings will be admitted over Published Admission number (PAN) as permitted by infant class size rules.
Marie Weller Primary School
The DfE has agreed the opening of a new primary school in Towcester as part of The Hawksmoor Learning Trust. The Marie Weller Primary School is to be built on the Sustainable Urban Extension in Towcester and is scheduled to open in September 2021 with a single Reception year class (30 pupils).
The address of the new school will be:
Marie Weller Primary School
Applying for places at Marie Weller Primary School in Towcester
Parents and carers wishing to apply for a Reception place at this school for September 2021 will need to apply directly to The Hawksmoor Learning Trust. Parents and carers should also complete the Local Authority’s Common Application Form to apply for places at up to 3 other primary or infant schools.
More information about the Marie Weller Primary School and details of how to apply for places at the school, can be obtained by contacting The Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School:
Tel: 01327 351466
Or by visiting their
The closing date for the first round of applications is
Friday 15 January (5 p.m.), though applications for places at Marie Weller can continue to be made after this date. The school will administer its own waiting list.
The Hawksmoor Learning Trust will process applications for places at the school and offers will be made by trust on national offer day, Friday 16 April 2021 from 9 a.m.
Please note: If the Academy Trust has not entered into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education by 16 April 2021 confirming that the school will open in September 2021, any offers made will be conditional offers and will be confirmed once the funding agreement has been signed.
Therefore, parents and carers must still submit their common application form to their local authority by 5 p.m. on 15 January 2021 listing their other preferred schools and they will still receive an offer of a school place from the local authority on national offer day (16 April 2021).
In situations such as these, parents or carers may hold offers for two school places on national offer day: one offer of a place at Marie Weller and another offer from the local authority for a place at another primary school. Only one place can be allocated so the school admissions team will contact parents and carers of children who hold two offers after national offer day to ask parents which school place they want to accept – the place at Marie Weller, or the place offered by the LA on national offer day.