A former business manager, alleged to have stolen more than £20,000 of cheques from Simon de Senlis Primary School when she was employed there, appeared in front of magistrates on Tuesday.
Janet Wheeler, 51, of Chatsworth Avenue, Northampton, entered no plea to three charges of theft and one of false accounting in relation to the East Hunsbury school.
Magistrates bailed her to reappear for a plea and case management hearing at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday, September 3.
Along with the theft of cheques Wheeler is alleged to have created duplicate invoices and falsified documents in a bid to balance the books of the school.
She is also accused of taking more than £1,100 of petty cash and £87 from a school bank account.