Rushden Primary Academy admission information

​Oversubscription criteria September 2018 entry

Rushden Primary Academy will first accept all pupils with a statutory right to a place at the Academy through a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan naming the Academy. After the admission of these pupils, criteria will be applied for the remaining places in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Looked After children or previously Looked After children.
  2. Children who have a sibling* on roll at the Academy at the time of application.
  3. Children who live closer to the Academy than any other school.
  4. Other children.

Tie breaker

In the event of oversubscription, within any of the above criteria, preference will be given to children who live closest to the Academy. Distances are measured from the property to the nearest access point to the Academy
and alternative school grounds. It is measured on a straight-line basis using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the Ordnance Survey and the Royal Mail address files. The address point for a property does not change.

If two children are tied for the last place, after the above distance tie-break has been applied, then a process of random allocation, undertaken by someone independent of the Academy, will determine who is allocated the last place.

*Definition of siblings

Sibling is defined as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters or another child normally living for the majority of term time in the same household, where an adult in the household has parental responsibility as defined by the Children Act 1989, or any child in the household where an adult in the household is defined as a parent for the purposes of Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. This could include a person who is not a parent but who has responsibility for them.

Oversubscription criteria 2017 to 2018 (in-year applications)

Community primary schools (urban)