Guilsborough Academy

West Haddon Road
Guilsborough
Northants
NN6 8QE

Oversubscription admission criteria

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

When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order
  2. Children of staff at the school where the member of staff has been employed by Guilsborough Academy for one or more years at the time 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
  3. Children who live in the linked area associated with the Academy: Arthingworth, Buckby Wharf, Clay Coton, Clipston, Cold Ashby, Coton, Cottesbrooke, Crick, East Farndon, East Haddon, Elkington, Great Oxendon, Guilsborough, Haselbech, Holdenby, Hollowell, Hothorpe, Kelmarsh, Lilbourne, Long Buckby, Marston, Trussel, Naseby, Ravensthorpe, Sibbertoft, Spratton, Stanfordon Avon, Sulby, Teeton, Thornby, Thorpe Lubenham, Watford, Welford, West Haddon, Winwick, Yelvertoft.
  4. Children with a brother or sister at the school who is expected to remain on roll at the time of admission of the child
  5. Children attending the designated contributory primary schools and continuing in attendance until the final offer of places is made: Clipston Endowed VC Primary School, Crick Primary School, East Haddon CE Primary School, Guilsborough CE Primary School, Long Buckby Junior School, Maidwell Primary School, Naseby CE Primary Academy, Spratton CE Primary Academy, Welford, Sibbertoft & Sulby Endowed School, West Haddon Endowed CE Primary School, Yelvertoft Primary School.
  6. Other children

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 NCC’s geographical information system.

Tie-breaker:

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.

Siblings:

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:

  • step-brothers and step-sisters
  • half-brothers and half-sisters
  • adopted or fostered child living at the sme address

Parents applying under this criterion may be required to provide evidence of the address.

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 (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 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.

Twins or other multiple births:

In the case of twins or other multiple births from the same household, if, when applying the oversubscription criteria, one twin or multiple birth is offered a place and the other is not, then a place will be offered to the other twin or multiple birth sibling above the published admission number of 238. If the qualifying sibling withdraws, then the second place (or places) will be forfeit.