Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan naming the school will first be offered places.
If there are more applications than places available, we will apply the oversubscription criteria listed below:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children whose home address is in the village of Newnham and its surrounding villages (Everdon, Badby, and Fawsley) who have a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of application or whose parent has accepted an offer of a place at the school and who is expected still to be in attendance at the time of entry to the school
- Children whose home address is in Newnham, Everdon, Badby or Fawsley
- Children whose home address is outside the areas defined in criteria 2 and 3 with a sibling on roll at the school at the time of application or whose parent has accepted an offer of a place at the school and who is expected still to be in attendance at the time of entry to the school
- Other children
Allocation of places up to published admission number (PAN)
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. All distances are measured on a straight line basis from the child’s home address point to the address point of the school. Distances are provided by the local authority and are measured using a geographical information system.
Where there are two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, a randomiser will be used to decide who is allocated a place.
Where a child lives normally during the school week with more than one parent at different addresses, the permanent home address for the purposes of school admissions will be the one where the child spends the majority of school nights Sunday to Thursday. If the child spends equal amounts of time at two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the child’s main address before we can process the application.
Siblings include a brother or sister who share the same parents; a half-brother, half-sister or legally adopted child living at the same address; a child looked after by a local authority placed in a foster family with other school age children; a stepchild or children who are not related but live as a family unit, where parents both live at the same address as the child.
Twins and multiple births
If twins or multiple birth children are split by operation of the oversubscription criteria, the school will go above its published admission number to accommodate all children unless this would make the class too large and prejudice the education of the other children.
If brothers and sisters in the same year group are split by operation of the oversubscription criteria, the school will go above its published admission number to accommodate all children unless this would make the class too large and prejudice the education of the other children or when this would breach infant class size limits.