Kingsthorpe College

Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7HR

Oversubscription admission criteria

The College will allocate places to students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan where the College, after consultation with the Local Authority, has been named on the EHC Plan as appropriate provision.

Where the College is oversubscribed, places will be allocated using the following criteria:

  1. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children
  2. Children of staff at Kingsthorpe College 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 academy is made or, the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  3. Up to 24 students with a demonstrated particular aptitude in the visual or performing arts (art, dance, drama or music). Students will be selected through workshops. All applicants will be scored across a range of skills within their area of aptitude. If you wish your child to be considered for a place under the criterion aptitude for visual or performing arts, please complete an ‘Aptitude Admissions’ form (Supplementary Information Form), available from the school and return it to Kingsthorpe College by Friday 25 September 2020. The tests/workshops will be held on Saturday 10 October 2020.
  4. Students who live in the postcode areas NN2 8, NN2 7, NN3 6.
  5. Students who will have an older brother or sister continuing at Kingsthorpe College at the time of admission of the younger child (see full definition below).
  6. Other students.

Tie breaker and home address

Should there be an oversubscription in any criterion, places will be awarded to those students who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of the home address to Kingsthorpe College on a straight-line basis using the NCC’s Geographical Information System. If a student lives with separated parents for different parts of the week, the College will treat their home address as the place the student sleeps for most of the school week. If the student spends equal amounts of time at the two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the student’s main address.

If 2 students live exactly the same distance away from the College, random allocation will be used as an additional tiebreak to decide who has the highest priority for admission.

Aptitude allocations

Up to 24 places will be offered to children who apply under this criterion and complete the Supplementary Information Form and return it to Kingsthorpe College. If there are more applications than places available, applicants who meet the scoring requirements will be ranked in order of distance to the school.
Students will be selected through our aptitude workshops. All applicants will be scored across a range of skills within their area of aptitude.

Definition of a sibling

A sibling is defined as:

  • A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents;
  • A half-brother of half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent;
  • A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage;
  • Adopted or fostered children living in the same household.