Admissions

 

 

Applying for a school place for September 2018?

For admissions for September or during the school year please contact our school office.

If your child is due to start school September 2018 (or even 2019) please contact the school, we would love to show you round.

Closing date for applications for September 2018 is 5pm 15th January 2018.

 

The timetable for admissions appeals is as follows:

 

April 16th 2018 – Notification of school allocations

May 16th 2018-  Deadline for returning Notice of Appeal Forms to Peterborough Diocese

July 18th 2018 – Appeals heard by this date

 

 

For Northamptonshire's Admission Policy please visit:

 

http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/Pages/default.aspx#_ga=1.17993081.116977678.1472732390

Children with SEND follow the same procedure as other pupils applying for places at the school. However, if additional staff, resource, support or changes to the fabric of the school are needed for the child to access the full curriculum, then these additions will need to be in place before the child is admitted.

Contact school admissions

Online:

Telephone:

  • 0300 126 1000
 

Write to:

School Admissions Team

Northamptonshire County Council
PO Box 216
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes
Northampton
NN4 7DD

 

Our school is currently in a consultation process for our admissions criteria for pupils starting September 2019.

Our criteria will be as follows:

Towcester CE Primary School

DfE: 928 3515

Primary Schools (Urban, with linked area) Generic Group A

Proposed Admission Arrangements 2019

Oversubscription Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or EHC plan that 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:

i. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

ii. Pupils with a sibling at the school at the time of admission of the younger child. Siblings are a brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (within a family unit) including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters and children in foster care.

iii. Pupils who live closer to the school than any other school.

iv. Other pupils.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (iii) priority will be given to those who live further from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

The distance used in a ‘tiebreaker’ for any oversubscribed criterion will be a straight line distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school. Distances will be determined by the Local Authority measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system.

Where it is necessary to choose between two or more applicants with a criterion for a final place, the tiebreaker will be distance, with the child who resides the nearest to Towcester CE Primary School being given the place. Where there is more than one applicant at the relevant distance, then the tiebreaker will be random allocation. The random allocation process will be independently supervised.

 

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If you are new to our school, or would like a quick tour of our website to find the most relevant to you at this moment, please go to the following links:

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