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Welcome to Discovery Academy

How do I register my child?

All applications are to be completed online using the links provided below. 

This excludes Discovery Primary Academy in year admissions. In this instance, you would need to visit the main office to complete an application form. Please may we advise you that you would need to bring 3 forms of ID.

This should be: 

  • Proof of where you (the parent/carer) live - utility bill, bank statement etc (less than 3 months old) 
  • Proof that your child lives with you (the parent / carer) - child tax credit or child benefit letter
  • Proof of the child's date of birth - passport or birth certificate

DISCOVERY PRIMARY ACADEMYIN YEAR APPLICATION PROCESS 2021/22

1. Discovery Primary Academy administers their own in-year admissions from

Year 1 to Year 6. (New reception intake and Year 6 transfer by law still have to be administered by the Local Authority)

2. Application forms can be completed at the school office or for enquiries please phone 01733 325001 or email office@discovery.peterborough.sch.uk

3. Applications will not be accepted without:-

a. Proof of age (passport or birth certificate)

b. Proof of address (utility bill, bank statement etc less than 3 months old)

c. Proof that the child lives with the parents (child tax credits, child benefit letter, medical card.

4. Application forms will be processed every Friday (term time only). Offers will be made once the Admissions committee approves applications.

5. You will be informed of your child's place on the waiting list by email/letter within 10 days.

6. Measurements for in-year admissions are done by using Google Maps; it is measured by a straight line from the Academy to the home address.

7. When you are offered a place at the Academy, we will hold the place for 1 week before offering it to the next person on the waiting list, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.

8. If your child does not get offered a place at the Discovery Primary Academy you have a right to appeal to the independent appeals panel, for more information please ring 01733 452589.

9. Discovery Primary Academy must stress that when you complete our in year admission form you are only applying for our school, to apply for other

Peterborough Schools you must contact the Local Authorities admission department on 01733 747474 or email admissions@peterborough.gov.uk We must also stress that at most times of the year our Academy is full in all year groups and you may be waiting for a long while to get a place for your child.

 

September 2021 – July 2022

Discovery Primary Academy allocates school places every Friday (term time only).

The dates when allocations will be taking place and the deadline dates for receiving your application for it to be included in the allocation are shown below. The allocation dates are also the dates the Academy Admissions committee confirms admission arrangements.

ALLOCATION DATES DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED

ALLOCATION DATES  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED
Friday 10 September 2021 Thursday 9 September 2021
Friday 17 September 2021 Thursday 16 September 2021
Friday 24 September 2021 Thursday 23 September 2021
Friday 1 October 2021 Thursday 30 September 2021
Friday 8 October 2021 Thursday 7 October 2021
Friday 15 October 2021 Thursday 14 October 2021
Friday 22 October 2021  Thursday 21 October 2021

HALF TERM 25 OCTOBER 2021 – 29 OCTOBER 2021

Friday 5 November 202 Thursday 4 November 2021
Friday 12 November 2021 Thursday 11 November 2021
Friday 19 November 2021 Thursday 18 November 2021
Friday 26 November 2021 Thursday 25 November 2021
Friday 3 December 2021 Thursday 2 December 2021
Friday 10 December 2021 Thursday 9 December 2021
Friday 17 December 2021 Thursday 16 December 2021

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 20 DECEMBER – 3 JANUARY 2022

Friday 7 January 2022 Thursday 6 January 2022
Friday 14 January 2022 Thursday 13 January 2022
Friday 21 January 2022 Thursday 20 January 2022
Friday 28 January 2022 Thursday 27 January 2022
Friday 4 February 2022 Thursday 3 February 2022
Friday 11 February 2022 Thursday 10 February 2022

HALF TERM 14 FEBRUARY – 18 FEBRUARY

Friday 25 February 2022 Thursday 24 February 2022
Friday 4 March 2022 Thursday 3 March 2022
Friday 11 March 2022 Thursday 10 March 2022
Friday 18 March 2022 Thursday 17 March 2022
Friday 25 March 2022 Thursday 24 March 2022

EASTER HOLIDAY 4 APRIL – 18 APRIL

Friday 22 April 2022 Thursday 21 April 2022
Friday 29 April 2022 Thursday 28 April 2022
Friday 6 May 2022 Thursday 5 May 2022
Friday 13 May 2022 Thursday 12 May 2022
Friday 20 May 2022 Thursday 19 May 2022
Friday 27 May 2022 Thursday 26 May 2022

HALF TERM 30 MAY – 3 JUNE

Friday 10 June 2022 Thursday 9 June 2022
Friday 17 June 2022 Thursday 16 June 2022
Friday 24 June 2022 Thursday 23 June 2022
Friday 1 July 2022 Thursday 30 June 2022
Friday 8 July 2022 Thursday 7 July 2022
Friday 15 July 2022 Thursday 14 July 2022

 

Appeals

CLICK HERE TO APPEAL

If you have any other questions or queries:

Please contact our school office on 01733 325001 for more information.

In Year School Transfers

This is when your child already has a school place, but you wish to transfer them to another school. Please click the link below

https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/moving-schools-in-year-transfer/

If you have any other questions or queries:

Please contact our school office on 01733 325001 for more information.


Our PAN (Published Admissions Number) is 90 pupils per year group.

You can also click on the link to download and view the new admission policy for September 2021.

All applications for Foundation Stage and Secondary School are to be completed online using the links provided below. 

Peterborough LA Admissions Guide 

https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/

New Foundation Stage and year 7 admissions for September 2020

All new FS admissions are dealt with by the Peterborough Local Authority.  Peterborough children who attend a Local Authority Peterborough Primary school will receive information from the Academy on applying to Secondary Schools. Parents of Year 6 students who do not attend a Peterborough Primary school but live in Peterborough should contact the Admissions Team at the Education Office in Peterborough for further information prior to entry into Secondary Education.  Up to 1 March all enquiries should be made to the Admissions team at the Local Authority

Further information regarding this process can be found in the Peterborough Admissions Guide.