The Latimer Arts College

Castle Way
Barton Seagrave
NN15 6SW

If parents or carers would like their child to be considered under the Arts Aptitude criterion, a SIF must be completed and returned to the school by Monday 11 October 2021 at 9am See below and on the College website for more information about the Arts Aptitude.

Places will first be allocated to students who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, which 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 previously looked after children
  2. Children who will have an older brother or sister continuing at The Latimer Arts College at the time of admission of the younger child
  3. Children of staff where that member of staff has been employed at the College on a permanent contract for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the College is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area
  4. 20 students will be selected for their aptitude in art, dance, drama or music. To be selected through workshops
  5. Those students who live with their parents or carers at an address in Barton Seagrave or the linked town or villages of Burton Latimer, Cranford and Isham
  6. Other students

Distance tie-breaker

If the admission number is reached within any criterion (apart from criterion 4), priority will be given to those who live closest to the college. Distances are measured on a straight line basis from the child’s address to the address point of the school using NNC’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.


A brother or sister living at the same address (within a family unit) including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters and children in foster care. The sibling must be in the school at the time of application and be likely to remain in the school at the proposed date of admission.

Note: checks may be made with the school to see if there is a realistic possibility of a sibling in Year 11 continuing into the sixth form.

For the sibling link to apply, a brother or sister must live at the same address when the application is made. If siblings live between two addresses, applicants must provide proof to show that the main address is the same for both children.

Home address

The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent or 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) or 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. 

Operation of the Arts Places Criterion

Parents and carers should complete both the local authority application form and the Arts College Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if applying for an ‘Arts College' place (20 places). Completed Arts College SIFs should be returned to the College by Monday 11 October 2021 at 9am.

During October, contact will be made with parents and carers of Arts College applicants selected on the basis of their SIF. Workshops with these students will then be held week commencing Monday 18 October 2021. The students will be required to take part in two workshops in their preferred art forms, as selected on the SIF. Final selection will occur after these workshops.