Wrenn School

London Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 2DQ

Oversubscription admission criteria

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a 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:

  1. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children
    A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked-after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. A looked-after child is a student who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided by accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22 (1) of the Children’s Act 1989).
  2. 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. A twin or children from a ‘multiple birth’ will be given a sibling link as soon as the first child is allocated a place. This is to avoid the situation where only one sibling of a multiple birth is successful in obtaining a place. The School will admit a twin (or other sibling from a multiple birth) even if this takes the number of admissions over the PAN, if to do otherwise would mean the twins would be separated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 NCC’s Geographical Information System. In the event of distances being equal, the priority will be decided randomly.