Upcoming School Events

School Prospectus

Latest News


We know that moving from primary school to secondary school is an important stage in every child’s life. The process for applying can seem quite complicated and we appreciate you may have lots of questions

With this in mind we have pulled together some of the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers in an attempt to help you. These are found in the tabs below.
You can also watch our Virtual Open Evening Tour by clicking HERE.

Choosing a new school and waiting to find out whether a place has been allocated is a very emotive time. Please contact the school direct if you wish to talk to someone or for more advice and support.

If you have any other questions which you would like to see answers to on this page, please email [email protected]

Our prospectus can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.

Wollaston School 2023 / 2024 Prospectus

Who can apply for a secondary place at Wollaston?

The student should live in Northamptonshire. For the new in-take (September 2025) the student must have their 11th birthday between 1st September 2024 and 31st August 2025 (Year 6 in primary school).

What is the current published catchment area for Wollaston School?

Pupils who live in the designated villages of Bozeat, Brafield-on-the-Green, Castle Ashby, Chadstone, Cogenhoe, Denton, Earls Barton, Easton Maudit, Great Doddington, Great Houghton, Grendon, Irchester, Knuston, Little Houghton, Strixton, Wollaston, Yardley Hastings & Whiston. Please see the oversubscription admissions criteria published by the Northamptonshire County Council for further information/criteria.

If I do get a place for my son/daughter this year, how will that affect younger siblings in future years?

Due to the “sibling link” criteria, families with one child at the school are given priority for future children.

Is transport provided for students and especially those who live outside the catchment area for the school?

Free transport to Wollaston School is provided for families who live within the catchment area of Wollaston School. As of May 2021 this covers the following places:
Bozeat, Brafield on the Green, Castle Ashby, Chadstone, Cogenhoe, Denton, Earls Barton, Easton Maudit, Great Doddington, Great Houghton, Grendon, Irchester, Knuston, Little Houghton, Strixton, Whiston & Yardley Hastings.

Students from other areas can apply for a concessionary bus pass which is only available if there is room on the buses after all Main School students have been allocated a seat. If this application is successful then the student will only have free transport from the nearest stop on the County bus route and for example a student living in Rushden would need to make their own way to the nearest stop in Irchester. Wollaston School is also served by a local company who provide a bus service from Rushden to Wollaston (and return) which is for exclusive use of our own students. However, there is a fee to be paid each way by the students using this service and the cost must be borne by the family.

Do you run a Waiting List?

As a Community School, the County Council’s School Admissions Team allocates the places at Wollaston School and keep a Waiting List which is renewed at the end of August every year.

How do I apply for a school place for September?

If you have the internet, you can fill in a preference form online at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions..
If you cannot access the internet you can complete a paper preference form and send it to:

School Admissions Team Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lake