Following the allocation of places to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
- Children with a Sibling link - 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, i.e. 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. Please note that cousins are not regarded as siblings. Although the definition of 'sibling' does not specify whether the sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that the sibling link will only be valid where the older sibling is on roll at the academy at the time of application and is expected to be still on roll at the time of admission.
- Children attending the following primary schools at the time of application: All Saints CEVA Primary School, Croyland Primary School, Earls Barton Primary School, Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy, Little Harrowden Primary School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Park Junior School, Redwell Primary School, Warwick Academy, Wilby CEVA Primary School.
- Children of school employees whose parent has been employed at the School for more than two years at the time the application is made, living in the same family unit at the same address.
- All other children
In the event of a ‘tie’, under a single criterion, allocation of a place will be decided by the proximity of the student’s home to the school, with those living nearer accorded the higher priority. 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 NNC’s Geographical Information System. In the event of distances being equal, the priority will be decided randomly.
The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent/carer on the closing date for applications (31 October). When we refer to a child’s home address, we mean the permanent residence of the child. This address should be the child’s only or main residence which is either owned by the child’s parent(s)/carer(s) or leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s)/carer(s) under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than six months’ duration.
When parents live separately and the child spends time with each parent, the home address will be treated as the place where the child sleeps for most of the school week (i.e. Sunday night – 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.