The Latimer Arts College

Castle Way
Barton Seagrave
NN15 6SW

Oversubscription admission criteria

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

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/villages of Burton Latimer, Cranford and Isham (using wards as according to Kettering Borough Council);
  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 NCC’s geographical information system.


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.

Proof of residence

Documentary evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required together with proof of actual permanent residence at the property concerned. Places cannot be allocated on the basis of intended future changes of address unless house moves have been confirmed through the exchange of contracts or the signing of a formal lease agreement. The College reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence to support your claim to residence. The College will withdraw any place allocated if the address is found to be false.

Operation of the Arts Places Criteria

Parents and carers 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 5 October 2020 at 9.00 am.

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 12 October 2020. 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.