St. Mary's Catholic Primary School (Aston-le-Walls)

Main Street
Aston Le Walls
Daventry
NN11 6UF

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 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan naming St. Mary’s will be admitted in accordance with the regulations and policy of the local authority.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school receives more applications than there are places available, children will be offered places in order of priority, according to the following oversubscription criteria:

  1. Looked after and previously looked After Catholic children
  2. Catholic siblings of present pupils
  3. Catholic children living in the Catholic Parish of Aston Le Walls
  4. Catholic children living in the Catholic Parish of St. Augustine’s. Daventry
  5. Catholic children living in other parishes
  6. Other looked after and previously looked after children
  7. Other siblings of present pupils
  8. Children living in the local authority parish of Aston Le Walls
  9. Children living elsewhere

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.

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.

Catholic

Means baptised in accordance with the rites of the Catholic Church or enrolled in a baptismal programme.

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/in a civil relationship

Cousins are not regarded as siblings.

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.

SIF

Applicants wishing to be considered under the school’s faith criteria (1 to 5) should also complete the SIF available from the school on request by emailing head@stmarys-pri.northants-ecl.gov.uk

This should be returned to the school along with a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate by 15 January 2021. Although these forms are not mandatory, if one is not received we not be able to consider the applicant under these first 5 criteria. The application will be considered under admission criteria 6 to 9.