Current Arrangements

Catchment Area

The School serves Fenny Stratford and most of Central Bletchley, bordered on the west by the main railway line, on the northern side by Denbigh Industrial Estate, on the east by the Grand Union Canal and on the south by Water Eaton Road.

Parents who live out of the area normally served by the School are also very welcome to come and look around. Please contact the Headteacher to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

Admissions Policy

Application details are given to parents during the autumn term of the year their child will be four, for admission to school the following September. Forms should be completed online. You will then be informed by the Council the following March, if your child has been allocated a place at the School.

Children joining Knowles Primary School in Foundation have a full programme of induction visits to help us ensure each child has a happy start to their school career. The children have an opportunity to visit the School for two days and parents are invited to meet with the Headteacher/Foundation leader for a 1-to-1 session, so that they can share their knowledge of their child. This meeting can take place at either home or School.

Standard Admission Number

From September 2013, Knowles Primary School will be a three-form entry school. Starting with Foundation in 2013 and growing year-on-year we will be admitting up to 90 pupils per year group. This means that in 2019 we will have a pupil roll maximum of 630 children. For 2013 our standard admission number will be 90 into Foundation in three classes with all other years (Years 1-6) remaining at 60 per year group with two classes per year.

Secondary School Transfer

Parents of children transferring to secondary school will be contacted by the Council, through School. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that forms are completed on-line. Our local secondary schools are Sir Herbert Leon School and Lord Grey School who will hold parents open evenings during the year.

In common with all Milton Keynes schools we no longer take part in the selection process for Buckinghamshire schools. Parents who wish their children to take this 11+ examination should contact the Admissions Department (Education), Buckinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1UZ. The examinations are taken on various dates during the Autumn Term.

Admission Arrangements September 2019

Knowles Primary School is part of Lakes Academies Trust and as such the Trustees are responsible for deciding admissions criteria.

There are two ways to apply for a place at Knowles Primary School:

Normal​ ​Entry​ – apply through Milton Keynes Council – School Admissions Team

This is for children starting school for the first time in the September following a child’s 4th birthday or starting junior school for the first time in September following a child’s 7th birthday.  These admissions are managed on behalf of Knowles Primary School by Milton Keynes Council School Admissions Team.

In-Year​ ​admissions​ – apply directly through Knowles Primary School

This is for people joining our school at any other time. When applying in-year for a place at our school, an in year application form must be completed for each child, you can contact our admissions team on 01908 373588

Click to download a copy of the Knowles 2019 Admission Arrangements