Tiffield CEVA Primary School

High Street South
Tiffield
Towcester
NN12 8AB

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.

The governors will admit all pupils with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that names the school.

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. 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
  3. Children of parent(s) or legal guardians(s) resident in the villages of Tiffield and Caldecote (see residence definition below)
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below)
  5. Children of parents or legal guardians resident in the following parishes who are a worshipping member of the Church of England through their attendance at churches: Pattishall, Cold Higham and Gayton. 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
  6. Children whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) regularly attend a place of worship (at least monthly) and have expressed a preference for their child to attend Tiffield CEVA School because of its religious traditions. 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
  7. Other children

Where there are more applications in any one criterion, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the child’s home to the address point of the school. Distances are measured from the property to the address point of the school. It is measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system (GIS) by Northamptonshire County Council.

Tie-breaker

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.

Siblings

A sibling is defined as a child’s brother or sister. A sibling must be living at the same permanent address and as part of the same family unit (one or two parents plus children) to qualify under this criterion. For school admissions purposes, the term sibling includes:

  • half-brothers and half-sisters
  • step-brothers and step-sisters
  • adopted children
  • children in foster care
  • children living in the same family unit, even if they are not biological brothers and sisters – for example when the parents are not married or in a civil relationship

Cousins are not regarded as siblings.

Defined area

The village of Tiffield is defined by the Tiffield Civil Parish Boundary. The village of Caldecote is defined as those dwellings that adjoin the road between Tiffield and the A5. A map defining these boundaries is available from the school.

Residency definition

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 provide evidence of residency or home address at any time during the admissions process.