Wootton Park School

Wootton Hall Park
Northampton
NN4 0JA

The school will first allocate places to pupils with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan where the school is named in the EHC Plan.

Oversubscription criteria

Places will then be allocated according the criteria below in the following order:

Primary 

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Children with an older sibling continuing at the primary section of the school at the time of the admission of the younger child. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters
  3. Children of Wootton Park School staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission 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
  4. Children by distance from the school: Reserved percentage. To fulfil the school’s role as a community school, after places have been filled under the first three criteria, up to 60% of any remaining places will be offered to those children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of the home address to the address point of the school on a straight line basis
  5. After places have been allocated under the first four criteria, remaining places will be offered to other children. Where the number of applicants in this category exceeds the number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation.

Tie-breaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criteria 1 to 4, priority will be given to those children who live closest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of the home address to the address point of the school on a straight line basis. Should two distances be the same, a process of random allocation will be used.

Home address

Home address means the permanent residence of the child on the 15 January in the year prior to admission. Where time is spent between two addresses the home address is the address the child normally lives, sleeps and goes to school from on the majority of school nights (Sunday to Thursday.) Proof of residence can be requested at any time. Where a child lives on a boat, distance will be measured from the authorised mooring point.

Secondary

Places will then be allocated according the criteria below in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Pupils with an older sibling attending the secondary section of the school at the time of the admission of the younger child. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters
  3. Children of Wootton Park School staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission 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
  4. Children by distance from the school (reserved percentage). To fulfil the school’s role as a community school, after places have been filled under the first three criteria, up to 60% of any remaining places will be offered to those children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of the home address to the address point of the school on a straight line basis
  5. After places have been allocated under the first four criteria, remaining places will be offered to other children. Where the number of applicants in this category exceeds the number of places, offers will be determined by random allocation

Tie-breaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criteria 1 to 4, priority will be given to those children who live closest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of the home address to the address point of the school on a straight line basis. Should two distances be the same, a process of random allocation will be used.

Home address 

This is the permanent residence of the child at the 31 October in the year prior to admission. Where time is spent between two addresses the home address is the address the child normally lives, sleeps and goes to school from on the majority of school nights (Sunday to Thursday.) Proof of residence can be requested at any time. Where a child lives on a boat, distance will be measured from the authorised mooring point.

Twins, triplets or other multiple births

In the case of twins or multiple births from the same household, places will be offered above the published admission number to the other twin or multiple birth children whose twin or multiple birth sibling was offered a place within the admission number. If the qualifying sibling withdraws, then the second place (or other places) is forfeit.