Bourn Church of England Primary Academy


Welcome to Bourn Primary! 

Thank you for your interest in our friendly, kind and caring school. We have excellent staff, amazing grounds that we make full use of, great resources, supportive parents, and of course – fantastic children! Bourn is a school where we really do believe that each child is capable of great things! We work with hope and positivity and we teach children to have a Growth Mindset so they know that hard work will ‘make their brain grow’. One of our 5 values is friendship, and we work together in friendship to challenge ourselves and each other to be the best that we can be. We all aim to make the world a better place – in whatever small (or big) way that we can.

The decision of where to send your child to school is a very important one. We would love your child to come to our school, but you need to be sure that you are making the right choice. We will be offering tours of the school during the Autumn term.  Please check the Calendar page of the website for when these are announced. Once these dates are published, please contact our School Administrator, Debs, on to book a place. We will be very pleased to show you our school and answer your questions.

School Tours for parents of children starting Reception in September 2024 will take place at 11am on Tuesday 10th October 2023 and 11am Thursday 16th November 2023.


The Admissions Process

All parents are advised to read the “First Steps – Admission to Primary School: a guide for parents” published by Cambridgeshire County Council    This explains the process and provides you with all the information you need about the admissions process for Bourn Primary Academy. The admissions process is handled entirely by Cambridgeshire County Council and the school does not hold any information on applicants or numbers of places applied for.

The following is a link to the Cambridgeshire online admissions page

In Year Admissions

Please contact the school in the first instance to see if there are spaces in the class your child would be in.

All applications for a place should go via Cambridgeshire County Council. The school does not hold waiting lists, this is done via the County Council.

All EYFS and Key Stage 1 classes are restricted by law to a maximum of 30 places. For applications into Key Stage 2 classes, where a further admission would take the class size over 30, the process outlined in the Admissions Policy will be followed.Bourn Primary Admissions Policy

Appeals Process

Cambridgeshire Local Authority administer admissions appeals on behalf of all maintained schools, including academies. All appeals are held in accordance with the Department for Education's School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code. The purpose of these codes is to ensure that the admission appeal panel is independent and that appeals are conducted in a fair, transparent and lawful way.

You are legally entitled to appeal against the Admission Authority’s decision to refuse to comply with your preference. Your letter from the Admission Authority refusing you a place at your preferred school will advise you of this right. There is no charge to parents for appeals.

Further information can be found here: 

Information for new starters in Acorn Class

The following page provides an introduction for prospective parents and children to learn about life in Acorn Class: