Sywell CEVA Primary School

Overstone Road

You must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you would like your child to be considered under any of the Faith criteria. The SIF is available from the school and must be returned to the school by 15 January 2021.

Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the school as appropriate provision will first be admitted.

Oversubscription criteria

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:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Children living with their parent(s) or carer(s) in the civil parish of Sywell (see residence definition and notes on Civil Parish Boundary below)
  3. Children who have an older sibling at the school at the time of application (see sibling definition below)
  4. Children of worshipping members (see definition below) of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Sywell with Overstone, which is located in the ecclesiastical parish of Sywell and Overstone. 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 worshipping members (see definition below) of any Church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England), or the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches or any other church or ecclesial community of other Christian denominations in membership of any local Churches Together Group, by whatever title. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The school will then send a copy of the completed SIF/A to the appropriate minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance
  6. Children of parent(s) or carer(s) of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.


Where there are more applications in any one criterion, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school on a straight line basis (priority being given to the children who live closer to the school). Distances are measured on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system.

Parish boundaries (ecclesiastical parishes)

Please consult the map on A Church Near You , put in your postcode, select where you live and the name of your parish will be shown.

Civil parish boundary

For the civil parish boundaries of Sywell, please see map in school or on the school website.

Residency definition

The child’s home address or place of residence means the permanent address of the child at the time of application.  It is the address of the parent or legal carer with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. Parent(s) or carer(s) may be asked to produce evidence of residency or home address at any time during the admissions 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.

Definition of 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.