Guilsborough Church of England Primary School, The Green, Guilsborough, NN6 8PT
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 an EHC Plan which names the school.
- ‘Looked After Children’, that is children in Local Authority care or previously ‘Looked After Children’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
- The governors will admit children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social services.
- Children of worshipping members of any Church which is located in the Ecclesiastical parishes of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Guilsborough, Hollowell, Ravensthorpe and Thornby and is a member of Churches Together in England, this includes the Church of England (see residence definition below) these applications must be accompanied by 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.
- Children living with their parents or legal guardians in the villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Coton, Guilsborough, Hollowell, Ravensthorpe, Teeton and Thornby (see residence definition below).
- Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
- 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.
- Children of parents or legal guardians of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in this church school and Christian environment.
Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school with priority being given to the children who live closer to the school (this will be determined by the Local Authority using their Geographical Information System as described in this booklet).
The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. Parents or legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency or home address at any time during the admission process.
Definition of siblings
The definition of a brother or sister sometimes referred to as a sibling:
- 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 parent’s marriage
- adopted children
A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.
Guidance on the term 'worshipping member’
At least one of the parents or guardians of the child is regarded by the priest, minister, or worship leader, as part of the worshipping community at the church or worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent is a 'Member' in a 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.