Gretton Primary Academy School: admission information

Oversubscription criteria

  1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children.
  2. Children who live in the villages of Gretton and Harringworth with a sibling link (see below for definition of a sibling link).
  3. Children who live in Gretton or Harringworth.
  4. Children with a sibling link (see below for definition of a sibling link).
  5. Children of staff where that member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and / or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area.
  6. Other pupils.


If the admission number is exceeded in any of the criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Measurements are carried out based on a straight-line basis from the child’s home to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tiebreaker. Independent verification of the random allocation process will be obtained.

Home address

Where a child lives or their 'home address' will be determined at the time of application. The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent or carer.

Sibling link

A sibling link will arise where one of the conditions in each of A and B are satisfied.

Condition A                                                                                                                      

  • a brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents
  • a half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent
  • a step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • adopted or fostered children living in the same household

Condition B   

For the sibling link to apply, one of the siblings must be a registered pupil at the named Academy at the time of application and is expected to remain on roll at the point of admission.

Additional sibling link information

Although the definition of 'sibling' does not specify whether the sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that for admissions to the primary or secondary phases of education, the sibling link will only be valid where the older sibling is on roll at the academy at the time of application and is expected to be still on roll at the time of admission.