Prince William School is a secondary school serving students in years 7 - 13. We serve a large rural catchment area and our students are usually drawn from our feeder primary schools located in Oundle, Thrapston and our surrounding local villages.

Note: parents wanting a place at the normal point of entry must apply via their home local authority, not the local authority where the school is situated. If you live in North Northamptonshire this means you will need to apply via North Northamptonshire Council as outlined below.

To apply for a school place at Prince William School, please visit the North Northamptonshire Council Website.

Our admissions policies can be viewed by clicking the link below:

Admissions policies

Application deadlines for September 2024 admissions:

  • Secondary – midnight on 31 October 2023
  • National Offer Day (Secondary) – 1 March 2024

Any parents who are 'out of area' and are interested in pursuing admission to Prince William School are asked to contact the school in the first instance. Parents are then required to apply online as above. In-year requests will be managed in a similar manner.

The criteria for the allocation of places is as follows:

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an EHC plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order: 

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order or special guardianship order. All LAC and previously LAC are given the highest priority in all schools’ oversubscription
  2. To children who have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of transfer.
  3. To students attending one of the feeder schools of Kings Cliffe Endowed, Thrapston, Trinity, Polebrook, Titchmarsh, Warmington, Oundle Primary, Glapthorn and Nassington.
  4. To other children who live within the linked villages of Achurch, Aldwincle, Apethorpe, Armston, Ashton, Barnwell, Benefield, Blatherwycke, Bulwick, Clopton, Cotterstock, Collyweston, Deene, Deenethorpe, Denford, Denford Ash, Duddington, Easton-on-theHill, Fineshade, Fotheringhay, Glapthorn, Hemington, Islip, Kings Cliffe, Laxton, Lilford-cum-Wigthorpe, Lowick, Luddington, Lutton, Nassington, Oundle, Pilton, Polebrook, Southwick, Stoke Doyle, Sudborough, Tansor, Thorpe Waterville, Titchmarsh, Thrapston, Thurning, Wadenhoe, Wakerley, Warmington, Woodnewton and Yarwell.
  5. Children who live closer to Prince William School than any other school.  
  6. Other children. 

 Allocation of PAN If the published admission number (PAN) is exceeded within any criterion priority will be given to those who, live closest to the school. Distance will be measured on a ‘straight line’ basis, with distances measured using the NCC’s GIS system.

Year 7 September 2024 Admissions

Congratulations if you have got a place to join PWS in year 7 in September 2024!

Please find here essential information and forms to fill in before you start in September.

Information Booklet for Parents/Carers

All students in year 7 will learn either French or Spanish. The language they study will be allocated randomly, but if there is a strong reason for your child to study one rather than the other, please use this MFL preference form to indicate that if you would like to do so. You do not have to complete this form and if you do not complete this form by midnight on 14 April 2024, your child will be allocated either French or Spanish randomly.

If you would like your child to receive music lessons from the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT), please complete this form by midnight on 25 March 2024. No responses will be accepted after this date / time. You will then be sent details of the instruments and lengths of lessons available and their costs and given details of how to apply and pay for lessons. All lessons are payable a term in advance, so the lessons for the Autumn Term 2024 will need to be paid for by Tuesday 3rd May 2024.

Sixth Form

Prince William welcomes any application to join the Sixth Form. For more details, visit:

Sixth Form

Admission Appeals

Parents who have applied for, but have not been successful in obtaining a place for their child at our school, have the right to appeal. Please see the EMAT website for more information.

Get in Touch

To get in touch with Prince William School please click on the link below, or call us on 01832 272881

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