Northampton International Academy

Oversubscription criteria

​When the school is oversubscribed and after the admission of pupils with an EHCP naming the school, priority will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
  2. Siblings of pupils who will continue to attend NIA (see definition of sibling below).
  3. Pupils from Castle Academy for admission to the Secondary Phase.
  4. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
  5. Other pupils.


If the published admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distance is measured from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the academy using the NCC measuring process.


Northampton International Academy opened in 2016 with a year 7 cohort only and will operate a staggered intake which will increase by a year group each new academic year. As such, places for siblings will only become available as the academy grows, e.g. a year 8 cohort was taken from September 2017, a year 9 cohort from September 2018 and a year 10 cohort from September 2019.

Definition of sibling

‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister, or other child living in the same household who, in any of these cases, will be living with them at the same address at the dates of their entry to the Academy.