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Ryhall CE Academy

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How to apply for a school place at Ryhall CE Academy

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 under Our School/Policies.

Admission to Reception

Children are able to start at Ryhall CE Academy in the September following their 4th birthday. Applications for reception can be made in the autumn term. The deadline is 15th January.

Applications must be made through the local authority where you live.

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 the school office on 01780 762447. In-year applications are made directly to the school. 


Key dates for Reception children starting in September of any year.

  • The national closing date for Primary applications is 15th January.

  • Ranking exercise takes place in February.

  • The Local Authority will notify parents of Primary School Allocation on 16th April.

For further admissions details, please see the Admissions Policy in the 'Our School / Policies' section.

Key dates for Secondary children starting in September of any year.

  • 12th September - latest date for LA to make prospectuses available.

  • 31st October - national closing date for Secondary applications. 

  • 1st March - national allocation date for Secondary places.

  • May - usual time for Secondary Admission Appeals.

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 by emailing and ask for 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.

Timetable for appeals – September 2023 applications:


  • Following the National Offer Day on 17 April 2023, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 22 May 2023 (5pm)

  • The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing 12 June 2023 and proposed appeal hearing dates are week commencing 10 July 2023.   

  • Spring/Summer 2023 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

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

Get in touch

Ryhall CE Academy

Church Street

Ryhall Stamford