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Sunnyside Primary Academy


Admission to the Sunnyside Primary Academy



We are delighted that you are considering Sunnyside Primary Academy for the next step in your child's education.

If you would like to book a tour of our school please contact the school office on 01604 842958, where we will be happy to arrange an appointment for you. Alternatively, take a peek using our virtual tour  (right hand tab). 

Sunnyside Primary Academy provides for the needs of children within the 4 to 11 age range who live in Kingsthorpe and the surrounding area.

Pupils will be admitted at the age of 4+ without reference to ability or aptitude using the criteria set out in this policy. Admission to our Academy is not dependent on any ‘voluntary’ contribution.

Admissions Numbers

  • We have a pupil allocation number of 60 per year group. 

For admissions, to Reception, for September 2024 parents should apply using the Northamptonshire County Council’s Admissions process. Application forms must be completed and return to the Council by 5.00pm on 15 January 2024

Click here to apply online or contact the LA Admissions Team on 0300 126 1000 or email 

In Year Applications

If you are moving into the area or would like to move your child to our school, please contact Admissions Dept at the LEA on 0300 126 1000 or follow the link here.

Reception 2024

Does your child turn 4 on or before 31st August 2024?

If so, it's time to start thinking about applying for their reception school place!

Please find below important information from Northamptonshire County Council. You can also find information HERE.

We have 60 places in our Reception Year, if we are oversubscribed, places will be allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy which also includes information about appeals arrangements, this policy can be found on this website and also includes our appeals arrangements.

Read our full Admissions Policies for 2023-2024 at the bottom of this page.




Parents have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel if their application is unsuccessful relating to admissions at age 5 (statutory school age) or above.  Appeals should be made within twenty (20) school days of the date of the refusal to:

The School Admissions Team
Northamptonshire County Council
PO Box 216
John Dryden House

Please mark your envelope ‘Admissions Appeals’.

Please be aware that the regulations under Section I of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 limit the size of an infant class (a class in which the majority of children will reach the age of 5, 6 or 7 during the school year) to 30 pupils per class teacher. Admissions over this limit are only permitted in very limited circumstances.