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About the school

Hampton Lakes Primary School is a brand new school which is due to open in September 2019 to serve the growing community of Hampton East, Peterborough. The school is a two form entry primary and will eventually accommodate 420 children and house nursery provision with 26 places. However, the school will open with 30 reception children only and will then grow year on year with 60 children until it reaches capacity.

Hampton Lakes is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who currently run both Hampton College and Hampton Gardens School. The journey to opening Hampton Lakes started with a free school application made by the Trust to the Department for of Education in 2016, which was successfully awarded in 2017. The bid secured central government capital funding to enable us to build a brand new school building.

0 2019 initial entry

0 final capacity

2019 opening

The build

Whilst it was the intention to commence building works in the autumn of 2018, the collapse of the appointed building contractor, Carillion has inevitably resulted in a delay in programme. The building works have now been re-tendered and awarded to another contractor, Interserve Construction Limited. Construction is due to commence early 2019 and we anticipate that the Hampton Lakes building will be completed in the spring of 2020.

However, the Trust is keen to honour its commitment to opening the school in September 2019 and in close liaison with the Department for Education and Peterborough City Council we have agreed that the school will open as planned albeit in temporary accommodation. Hampton Lakes will therefore be accommodated on a temporary basis at Hampton College Primary Phase where we will be welcome 30 reception children in September 2019. Once we have moved into the new building we will be able to increase our intake to 60 children per year group. 

Hampton Lakes Primary School will be built on the Hampton East development in Hampton, Peterborough. The school is located in the Hampton Gardens section of the development near Teardrop Lake and is a short walk away from Hampton Gardens School. 

How to apply

Hampton Lakes Primary School will open in September 2019 to 30 reception children only. Admissions are processed and allocated through the Admissions Team at Peterborough City Council.

An Open Evening for prospective parents who have a child due to start in reception in September 2019 will be held at 6pm Tuesday 6th November 2018. The event will be held at Hampton College Primary Phase, Clayburn Road, Hampton Vale, Peterborough, PE7 8GL. If you have would like to attend please register your interest by emailing us.

All applications for school places in Peterborough are made online via the Peterborough City Council website. For reception places, the closing date for applications is Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Consultation and further information

As part of the process for opening a free school, we are required to consult with the local community and stakeholders about our plans. We view this as a good opportunity to hear your views.

In order to take part in the consultation process, please click here to complete the consultation feedback form. In addition to answering a few basic questions, you are also welcome to make comments and suggestions about our planned future provision.

As well as our Opening Evening on Tuesday 6 November at 6.00pm at Hampton College Primary we are also holding a drop-in event at Hampton Gardens school at 10am - 11am on Tuesday 13 November, for anyone not able to attend our main event.

In addition, we are running a drop in session for any member of the public (i.e. you do not need to have a child interested in attending our new school) who would like to hear more about our plans at 4pm - 5.30pm on Monday 19 November at Hampton Gardens school. All of these events will be attended by Helen Price, Executive Headteacher, Zoe Price, Head of School for Hampton Lakes Primary School and Caroline Behan, Finance Director. On each occasion we will have school plans available, and will be able to answer any questions you might have.

Date Action
Monday 29 October 2018 Launch Hampton Lakes Primary School Consultation
Tuesday 6 November 2018 Open Evening to be held at Hampton College Primary Phase
Tuesday 13 November 2018 Public drop-in session (10am-11am) at Hampton Gardens School
Monday 19 November 2018 Public drop-in session (4pm – 5.30pm) at Hampton Gardens School
Monday 10 December 2018 End of Consultation

Admissions Process

For further information on Primary School Admissions please see the PCC Admissions website.

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Useful timeline

A useful timeline of key dates for the admissions process can be found here.

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Admissions Policy

Please click here for a copy of our admissions policy.

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To respond to our statutory consultation please click below

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Get in touch

If you have any enquiries or would like to register your interest in the school

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