Moulton School and Science College

Pound Lane

Places will first be allocated to children who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school as offering the appropriate provision.

Oversubscription criteria

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 all previously looked after children
  2. Students who live in the defined area associated with Moulton School.
  3. Students attending, at the time of application, Moulton School’s designated contributory primary schools and continuing in attendance until the formal offer of places is made.
  4. Students who are children of staff employed by the school where the member of staff has been employed at the MSSC for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to MSSC is made and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  5. Students who will have a sibling continuing at Moulton School in the year of admission.
  6. Other students

Allocation to Published Admission Number (PAN)

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. 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 WNC’s Geographical Information System.


If two or more applications cannot otherwise be separated and there is only one place available, a random allocation process will be used to determine who should be allocated the place.

Defined area (also known as linked or designated area or village)

The defined area for the school is: Boughton, Buckton Fields, Brixworth, Scaldwell, Harlestone, Althorp, Moulton, Moulton Leys, Overstone, Overstone Leys, Pitsford, Sywell, Church Brampton, Chapel Brampton, Walgrave, Hannington, Holcot and Old.

Contributory primary schools

Boughton Primary School, Brixworth CEVC Primary School, Harlestone Primary School, Moulton Primary School, Overstone Primary School, Pitsford Primary School, Sywell CEVA Primary School, The Bramptons Primary School and Walgrave Primary School.


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. For School Admissions purposes, the term sibling includes:

  • 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.

Cousins are not regarded as siblings.

Home address (child’s)

The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent/carer at the time of application. If a child lives with parents who are separated, the home address will be treated as the place where the child sleeps for most of the school week (e.g. 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 before we can process the application.

Documentary evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required together with proof of actual permanent residence at the property concerned.