We are delighted that you are considering a place for your child(ren) at William Law CE school.  We are passionate about creating an environment and ethos which makes children skip to school in the mornings.

We are proud to be a Church of England school and we welcome everyone with open arms. To begin the process of joining us, click here:

How to apply for a school place at William Law CE Primary School

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 the Admissions section of the website.  

Admission to Reception

Children are able to start at William Law CE Primary School 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.   For our internal processes, we also ask that you complete and return the Application form for William Law (as below) and return this to school by the deadline date.

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available below in addition to the local authority application form and return to the school by 15th January.

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 01733 577600 or email  

We are part of the Peterborough City Council in year scheme, which means applications must be made via the local authority rather than directly to the school. You can do this online here: In Year Transfer

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information form which is available below in addition to the local authority application form and return to the school.

Peterborough City Council will notify you in writing if you are to be offered a place.   Please contact William Law directly to accept or decline the place as soon as possible. 

At William Law, we are one big family and we absolutely love learning!'  Leon, Year 5

‘Every member of school that we have ever had contact with has always been extremely welcoming, friendly and professional. The staff are an excellent attribute to the school. As parents, we value the broad range of clubs, enrichment activities and experiences William Law provides in comparison to other schools.’  Parent of a Year 6 pupil

‘The staff at William Law are so friendly. I love the impact of it being a Church of England School – you see that through everything the children do. The school is particularly excellent at supporting children with additional needs.’  Parent of a Year 3 and Year 4 pupil.

“ As a parent I feel William Law is a warm and friendly school and my daughter loves coming to school every day. The teachers & staff go above and beyond for all the children and you can really tell.” Parent of a Reception child

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 2024 applications

16th April 2024 is National Offer Day.

20th May 2024 (9:00 am) Deadline for lodging on-time appeals.

Week commencing 17th June 2024 Notification of the hearing date and time and Statement of Case to be sent to appellants.

24th June 2024 Deadline for additional evidence.

Week commencing 8th July 2024 Appeal dates. Appeals will be heard on Zoom. Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.