Market Deeping Community Primary School

Willoughby Avenue, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire PE6 8JE

01778 343654


Primary schools - National Offer Day 16 April 2021, Deadline for an appeal to be received Noon 17 May 2021

Secondary schools - National Offer Day 1 March 2021, Deadline for an appeal to be received Noon 29 March 2021

Do you have a 3-year-old at home who is due to start school in September 2021?

Message from Lincolnshire County Council Admissions Team:

The date of birth for these children will be between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2017. Even if parents want to defer entry until later in the academic year, they will still need to apply now.

Lincolnshire parents can apply online at by clicking here...  or make a phone application by contacting the Education Team on 01522 782030.  Parents can only apply by using one of these two methods.  If applicants live outside of Lincolnshire then they need to apply to their home Local Authority even if they want a school in Lincolnshire.

Please read Going to Primary School in Lincolnshire 2020/21 

If a parent or carer needs support with the application process due to a variety of reasons such as literacy issues or a language barrier please feel free to contact the Education Team on 01522 782030 or email

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 by clicking here...

Please contact the school to come and have a look around and see all of the exciting changes that are happening in our school for yourself.

The School Published Admission Number is 45

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 click here...

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.



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.