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.  

EYFS Open Days (2023-2024)

Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 10 am and 1:30 pm
Wednesday 10th November 2022 at 10am and 1:30 pm                                                                                      Monday, 5th December 2022 at 1.00pm                                                                                                                  Thursday, 8th December 2022 at 1.00pm

Please call 01733 577600 to book a time slot

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.

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 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, during the week commencing 5 June 2023 and proposed appeal hearing dates are between 10-14 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.