Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village

Hawke Road
Southbrook Estate
Daventry
Northants
NN11 4LJ

This is an all-through school and children will automatically transfer from Year 6 to Year 7.

Primary

Places will first be allocated to children who have an Education, Health Care (EHC) plan that names the school as offering the appropriate provision.

Oversubscription criteria

If there are more applications than places available, we will apply the oversubscription criteria listed below:

  1. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children
  2. Exceptional and Compelling Medical, Psychological, Social or Special Access Reasons
  3. Siblings
  4. Children who at the time of the application are eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Pupil Premium or the Service Pupil Premium
  5. Children whose parent or carer (as defined in the notes below) is a member of staff who has either been continuously employed at the Trust for two (2) or more years at the time of application for a place or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage or has been re-located to the area at the request of the Trust 
  6. Other pupils

If the admission number is exceeded within any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those who live closest to the academy.

Secondary

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the academy as appropriate provision.

Oversubscription criteria

When there are more applications for admission than places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children 
  2. Exceptional and Compelling Medical, Psychological, Social or Special Access Reasons which can only be met at the Academy
  3. Siblings (see below) of pupils currently on the roll at the Academy at the time of the proposed admission of the applicant
  4. Children who at the time of the application are eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Pupil Premium or the Service Pupil Premium 
  5. Children whose parent/carer is a member of staff who has either been continuously employed at the Trust for two or more years at the time of application for a place or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage or has been re-located to the area at the request of the Trust.
  6. Any other applications with priority being given to children who live nearest the Academy (including if this address is with a parent/carer with shared responsibility for the child or not).

If the admission number is exceeded within any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those who live closest to the academy.

Tie-breaker

Distances are measured from the property to the address point of the school on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system. Where two or more applicants have a home address at the same distance from the Academy and it is necessary to decide which child will be admitted, random allocation will be used. The random allocation process will be independently supervised. 

Sibling

A sibling is a brother or sister. For admission purposes we mean one of two or more individuals who have one or more parent in common or any other child (including an adopted or fostered child) who lives at the same address and for whom the parent also has parental responsibility or, (in the case of a fostered child) delegated authority. A pupil in the Academy will only count to provide a priority to a sibling if he or she is attending the school in Year R - 12 at the time the allocations are made and is still expected to be on the school’s roll at the time of the proposed admission.

Exceptional and compelling medical, psychological, social or special access reasons

All supporting evidence showing why education should be at the preferred school must be submitted at the time of application.

The admissions panel will consider all claimed exceptional and compelling medical, psychological, social or special access needs circumstances in line with admissions criteria and inform parents of their decision.