Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that 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 who attend a Pathfinder Schools primary or junior school (see below)
- Children who live in the linked area: Ashley, Barford, Brampton Ash, Braybrooke, Desborough, Dingley, Draughton, Faxton, Glendon, Hanging Houghton, Lamport, Loddington, Maidwell, Mawsley, Orton, Pipewell, Rothwell, Rushton, Stoke Albany, Sutton Bassett, Thorpe Malsor, Thorpe Underwood, Weston-by-Welland and Wilbarston;
- Children with a sibling (see below) continuing at Montsaye Academy at the time of the admission of the younger child
- Other children
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school using the NNC’s GIS System. In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (e.g. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.
Where a child lives or their “home address” will be determined at the time of application. The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent/carer.
If a child lives with their separated parents for different parts of the week, the Trust will treat their home address as the place the child sleeps for the majority of the school week. If the child spends equal periods at the two addresses, the parents must agree to nominate one address to be taken as the home address.
Documentary evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required together with proof of actual permanent residence at the property concerned. Places cannot be allocated on the basis of intended future changes of address unless house moves have been confirmed through the exchange of contracts or the signing of a formal lease agreement. The Trust reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence to support your claim to residence. The Trust will withdraw any place allocated if the address is found to be false.
A sibling link will arise where one of the conditions below is satisfied.
- A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents;
- A half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent;
- A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage;
- Adopted or fostered children living in the same household.
Additional Sibling Link Information
Although the definition of “sibling” does not specify whether the sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that for admissions to the primary or secondary phases of education, 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.
Pathfinder Primary and Junior Schools
- Havelock Junior School
- Loatlands Primary School
- Rothwell Junior School
- Rushton Primary School
- Wilbarston CofE Primary School
- Hawthorn Primary School