Applying for a place at Ruskin Academy

Ruskin Academy has 90 places available each year. These are free of charge and open to children of all backgrounds and abilities. For more information on the school’s admission criteria, view our Admissions Policy.

Making an application:

To apply for a Junior School place for September 2023 if your child has their 4th birthday between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.  As a Junior School you will need to ensure any infant applications are made to the correct school, see the Council's website for more information on Infant School Admissions.  

If your child is already attends a Junior School and wishes to move to a different school, you will need to make an in-year application instead.

Help with applying
Visit us at the school or call us on 01933 446900.
Click here to download Northamptonshire’s Primary School Admissions Booklet, call 0300 126 1000 or email  

Over subscription criteria

If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated according to the school’s admission criteria. For more information, view our school's Admissions Policy.

Admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities

Children with a statement of Special Educational Need that specifies the school as the placement school will be allocated a place through a separate procedure, in accordance with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. For more information, see Northamptonshire’s Primary School Admissions Booklet.

The closing date for the September 2023 intake is 15 January 2023.

If you have already applied for a place, you will:

  • receive your offer letter in April 2023; 
  • have until the end of April 2023 to accept or decline the offer;
  • have until May 2023 to appeal against an admission decision. For details of how to make an appeal, visit the Local Authority website.  

To view our admissions policy, please click here.


If your application for a school place is unsuccessful, and you would like to make an appeal, please download our appeals form by clicking here.