Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School admissions information

​Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School, West Street, Welford, NN6 6HU

Oversubscription criteria

When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority. The governors will give priority to children with an EHC Plan which names the school.

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. Children who live in Welford, Sibbertoft, Sulby, Elkington.
  3. Children with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  4. Children of parents/guardians who can demonstrate allegiance to the Church of England or another member of the Churches Together in England, through attendance. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.


Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the child’s home to the school address point. Distances are measured from the property to the nearest access point to the school grounds. It is measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

Parish boundaries

For parish boundaries, please visit the internet site http://www.achurchnearyou.com, put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your parish will be shown.

Civil parish boundaries

For the civil parish boundaries of Welford, Sibbertoft, Sulby and Elkington please see map in school.

Definition of residency

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week. (Parents/legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process.)

Definition of siblings

The definition of a brother or sister sometimes referred to as a sibling:

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • adopted children.

A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made