You must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you would like your child to be considered under either of the Faith criteria. The SIF is available from the school and must be returned to the school by 15 January 2021.
The governors will admit children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the school.
When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit pupils according to the following oversubscription criteria which are listed in order of priority:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- 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 Kettering and 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 who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below)
- Children living with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the ecclesiastical parishes of Saint Mary’s and St. John’s or the electoral ward of William Knibb (Formerly St. Mary’s) (see residence definition below)
- Children of worshipping members of any Church outside of Kettering, 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/1 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 a church school and Christian environment.
Allocation 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. Distances are measured on a straight line basis from the address point of the child’s home address to the address point of the school using NCC’s geographical information system.
If two or more applications cannot otherwise be separated and there is only one place available, a random allocation process will be used to determine who should be allocated the place.
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 2 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.
Definition of home address (child’s)
The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent or carer at the time of application. If a child lives with parents who are separated, the home address will be treated as the place where the child sleeps for most of the school week (i.e. Sunday night to Thursday night inclusive). 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. Documentary evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required together with proof of actual permanent residence at the property concerned.
Guidance on "worshipping member"
At least one of the parents or guardians of the child are 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.