Mears Ashby CEVA Endowed Primary School admissions information

​Mears Ashby CEVA Endowed Primary School, 30 North Street, Mears Ashby, Wellingborough NN6 0DW

When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority. The governors will give priority to children with a statement of special educational needs which names the school.

Oversubscription criteria

  1. ‘Looked after children’ or previously ‘looked after children’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. Children living with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) in the ecclesiastical parishes of All Saints, Mears Ashby and St. Leonard’s, Hardwick (see residence definition below).
  3. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission. 
  4. Children of worshipping members of any Church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  5. Children of parent(s)/legal guardian(s) who express a preference for their child to be educated at Mears Ashby CEVA (Endowed ) Primary School.


If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Definition of child’s home address or residence

The child’s home address means the permanent residence of the child at the time of application. Parents or carers may be asked to provide proof of a claim of residence at any time during the admission process.

The address must be the child’s only or main residence that is either:

  • Owned by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s).
  • Leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s) under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than 6 months duration. The property leased must be where the family lives.

Parish boundaries

For the parish boundaries of All Saints, Mears Ashby and St. Leonard’s, Hardwick, please see the map in school or visit the school website.

Children of 'worshipping members'

For parents or carers to be worshipping members, at least one of the parents/carers of the child needs to be regarded by the priest, minister, or worship leader as being part of the worshipping community at the church or worship centre.

This would not necessarily mean that the parent or carer is a 'Member' in the technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than 'occasional' and has been sustained for more than a short, very recent, period of time.

Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland

The current list of denominations affiliated to Churches together in Great Britain and Ireland is available on the Churches Together website. Alternatively ask the school to print a full list for you.

Mears Ashby C of E Primary School definition of sibling

A brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (i.e. within a family unit) including:

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half-brother or half-sister where two children share one common parent
  • a step brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parents’ marriage/civil partnership
  • a child who has been adopted or is fostered by parents/carers who have other children