Hackleton Church Of England Aided Primary School admissions information

​Hackleton Church Of England Aided Primary School, Main Road, Hackleton, NN7 2AB

Oversubscription criteria

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 Governing Body will admit children with an EHC Plan which names the school.

  1. 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.
  2. Children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that this 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 (See social and medical definition below).
  3. Children living with their parents/legal guardians in the civil parish of Hackleton. This includes Piddington, Horton, Preston Deanery and the relevant part of Wootton Fields (Wootton Fields:1-9 & 2-12 The Ashes, 3-23 & 2-10 The Choakles, 43-45 & 30-42 Long Meadow, 1-37 & 4-60 Milton Bridge, 7-17 Thrupp Bridge. Salcey Lawn-Hartwell. Eakley Lanes – Stoke Goldington) (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/legal guardians who worship at St. John the Baptist, Piddington. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school.
  6. Children of worshipping members of any Church that is a member of Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school.
  7. 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.


If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the School. As to how this distance is measured, see ‘Distance measurements’ below.

Distance measurements

Distances are measured on a straight line basis from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the School, using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

In the case where there are multiple applications from the same shared dwelling (e.g. flats) or where there are two homes where the distance from the address point of the home to the address point of the school (using the system referred to above) is identical, random allocation, supervised by a suitable independent person, will be used to decide the priority in which applicants are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.

Definition of child’s home address or residence

The child’s home address means the permanent residence of the child at the time of application. Parents or carers may be asked to provide proof of a claim of residence at any time during the admission process.

The address must be the child’s only or main residence that is either:

  • owned by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s)
  • leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s) under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than 6 months duration. The property leased must be where the family lives.

Please note – if false or misleading information is used to try and gain a place, this may lead the Governing Body to reject the application or to with draw the offer of a place.

Children of ‘worshipping members’

For parents or carers to be worshipping members, at least one of the parents or carers of the child needs to be regarded by the priest, minister, or worship leader, as being part of the worshipping community at the church or worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent or carer is a 'Member' in the 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.


If parents/carers wish their application to be considered in criterion 5 and 6, they must complete form SIF/A which is available from the School and return it to the School (not the local authority). This must be done by the deadline of 5pm on 15 January 2019. The School will submit the completed form SIF/A to the relevant minister with form SIF/B to verify the information. As SIF/B needs to be returned to the School in time for the School to rank admissions, it is very important to submit form SIF/A to the School as soon as possible. Churches together in Great Britain and Ireland Please see www.ctbi.org.uk for list of member churches.

Definition of sibling

A brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (i.e. within a family unit) including:

  • 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 parents’ marriage or civil partnership
  • a child who has been adopted or is fostered by parents or carers who have other children

Social or medical need definition 

If you believe that your child has exceptional medical or social needs you will need to provide evidence of this from an appropriate professional. The needs must relate to your child and the evidence must detail how the needs of your child can only be met at your preferred school. This can be sent in a sealed envelope if you prefer. If accompanied by a professional’s letter, they must demonstrate in their judgement why Hackleton School can meet your child’s needs, and also demonstrate why other local schools cannot meet your child’s needs.

It is not sufficient for a professional to say in their judgement only Hackleton School can meet your child’s needs, they must state why schools B or C cannot meet the needs. Hackleton governors admissions panel, having read the evidence received will make the final decision whether or not to admit the child.