Silverstone UTC

Silverstone Circuit
Towcester
NN12 8TL

Applications must be made directly to the UTC. The local authority no longer coordinates admissions to Silverstone UTC.

Year 10 admission number

The UTC has capacity for 138 pupils in year 10. This figure is split between Silverstone UTC’s two specialisms of High Performance Engineering and Business & Technical Events Management.

  • High Performance Engineering PAN (Published Admission Number) is 110
  • Business & Technical Events Management PAN is 28

Applicants should state on their application whether their preference is to follow High Performance Engineering or Business & Technical Events Management (or either, stating which their highest preference is).

Silverstone UTC Academy will first admit pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that names the school as appropriate provision.

Oversubscription criteria

Places will be allocated up to the admission number in each specialism in accordance with the oversubscription criteria below:

  1. Looked after and all previously looked after children
  2. Children of staff who are employed by Silverstone UTC (either full- or part-time) provided that the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application to the school is made and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  3. Siblings of existing students at Silverstone UTC. A sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household. This is taken to include a step-brother/sister, half-brother/sister, or child who is adopted or fostered, in all cases providing they are living at the same address. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings. The older sibling must be continuing at the UTC at the time of admission of the younger sibling.
  4. Remaining places will be allocated by random allocation (independently verified) within each of the following ‘zones’ as follows:
    i. 40% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.
    ii. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Milton Keynes.
    iii. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Central Bedfordshire.
    iv. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Oxfordshire.
    v. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is outside of the other zones.

If places remain available from any of the five zones these will be redistributed to those applicants from zones that are oversubscribed using random allocation.

In the case where Northamptonshire or Buckinghamshire is one of the oversubscribed zones a weighting of places will be applied before random allocation occurs. This will be two places for the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire zone to one place across all of the other oversubscribed zones, unless no other zones are oversubscribed in which case the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire zone will be allocated all remaining places. Random allocation of places will then take place for the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire zone and separately across all of the other zones as a whole.

Home address” is defined as the home address as registered with the Doctor.

The Academy will operate a waiting list. Where in any year Silverstone UTC receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the first half-term (in October). This will be maintained by Silverstone UTC and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out  above. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for internal pupils refused transfer and external applicants refused admission. Those wishing to appeal will need to write to the Clerk of the Board of Silverstone UTC at Silverstone UTC, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TL.

Post-16 admissions follow the same over-subscription criteria having first established if students have achieved the required entry criteria as stated above.