Market Deeping Community Primary School

Willoughby Avenue, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire PE6 8JE

01778 343654



The School Published Admission Number is 30

The published admission number represents the number of places offered to children coming to school for the first time.

The school operates the standard admission arrangements for community and controlled infant or primary schools. These arrangements are detailed in the current booklet 'Going to School in Lincolnshire' or at

If you wish to apply for a place at the school after the start of the school year you will need to apply to Lincolnshire County Council's Admissions at

. Every community and controlled school must apply the County Council’s oversubscription criteria shown below.

In accordance with legislation the allocation of places for children with the following will take place first; Statement of Special Educational Needs (Education Act 1996) or Education, Health and Care Plan (Children and Families Act 2014). We will then allocate remaining places  in accordance with this policy. For entry into reception in September we will allocate places to parents who make an application before we consider any parent who has not made one.

 Attending a nursery or a pre-school does not give any priority within the oversubscription criteria for a place in a school. Parents must make a separate application for the transfer from nursery to a primary or infant school.

 The oversubscription criteria are listed in the order we apply them.

  1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children. (1)
  1. There is a brother or sister (2) on roll at the school at the time of application, or if applying for an infant school there is a brother or sister (2) on roll at the associated (3) junior school at the time of
  1. The child meets the religious criteria published by an individual Church of England or joint Church of England and Methodist school, (4) which has chosen to give priority    on religious
  1. The school is the nearest one to the home address, as defined in note
  1. The distance from the home to the school, priority will be given to the child living closest to the school, as defined in note



Children are admitted to school in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents of children who are due to start school are contacted and invited to visit the school during Term 5. In keeping with Lincolnshire County Policy, parents are asked to identify their preferred school by the end of December to the County Council.

Further meetings for parents are held during Term 6, at these meetings there are opportunities to discuss and ask questions about school policies and organisation. Children are invited to visit the school during the Term 6.


The school has a policy of one intake in September following the child’s third birthday.Parents of children who are due to start school are contacted and invited to visit the school. During Term 6 parents are invited to bring their children to school to become familiar with the nursery.



All Deepings Primary School pupils have the option of attending one of several local Secondary schools, with The Deepings School being the nearest, non-selective Secondary school.

This is a process driven by parental preference and parents should contact any potential school directly to discuss their admission arrangements.

Parents wishing to find out more about the admission arrangements for schools in the local area may wish to click on the links below.  This is not an exhaustive list of secondary schools and parents may also wish to visit Lincolnshire County Council’s School Admissions web page (click here for link) for further information.

The Deepings School

Bourne Grammar

Bourne Academy

Spalding Grammar

Spalding High School

Stamford Welland Academy

Arthur Mellows Village College

Please note that if you live in Cambridgeshire, or are applying for a secondary school place in Cambridgeshire, there will be a different process to be followed when applying for a secondary school place than that in Lincolnshire.