Wollaston School

Irchester Road
NN29 7PH

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that names the school as 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. Children who attend Bozeat Community Primary School and Irchester Community Primary School (schools of the Neve Valley Partnership)
  3. Children who live in the designated villages: Bozeat, Brafield-on-the-Green, Castle Ashby, Chadstone, Cogenhoe, Denton, Easton Maudit, Great Houghton, Grendon, Irchester, Little Houghton, Strixton, Whiston, Wollaston, Yardley Hastings
  4. Children who will have a sibling continuing at Wollaston School at the time of admission of the child.
  5. Children attending Wollaston School’s designated contributory Primary Schools in the year of application and continuing in attendance until the formal offer of places is made: Cogenhoe Primary School, Denton Primary School, Grendon CE Primary School, Little Houghton CEVA Primary School, Wollaston Primary School, Yardley Hastings Primary School
  6. Children of staff at the school where either 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 skills shortage
  7. Children who live in Wellingborough and the designated surrounding villages and contributory parishes: Earls Barton, Ecton, Finedon Sidings (Furnace Lane), Great Doddington, Great Harrowden, Hardwick, Little Harrowden, Little Irchester, Mears Ashby, Orlingbury, Wilby.
  8. Other children.

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 using a Geographical Information system.


In the event that two applications cannot otherwise be separated, random allocation will be used to decide who the place should be offered to.


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 on the closing date for applications (31 October). When we refer to a child’s home address, we mean the permanent residence of the child. This address should be the child’s only or main residence which is either owned by the child’s parent(s)/carer(s) or leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s)/carer(s) under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than six months’ duration. 

When parents live separately and the child spends time with each parent, the home address will be treated as the place where the child sleeps for most of the school week (i.e. Sunday night to 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.