Wootton Primary School: admissions information

​Wootton Primary School, Farmclose Road, Northampton NN4 6HJ

Oversubscription criteria September 2018 entry

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:

  1. Pupils 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.
  2. Pupils living within the area defined below* with an older brother or sister** continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  3. Pupils who live closer to the school than any other school.*
  4. Pupils with an older brother or sister** continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  5. Other pupils within the defined area as described below.*
  6. Other pupils.

*Please note: The urban area within which criterion (2), (3) and (5) operate is defined by the A45 to the West of Wootton, the B526 Newport Pagnell Road to the North, Wooldale Road to the South and the extent of the Wootton Fields development to the East and South-East, as well as the villages of Quinton and Courteenhall.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of your home to the address point of the school on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

**Brother or sister (sibling) is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. 

Oversubscription criteria 2017 to 2018 (in-year applications)

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:

  1. Pupils 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.
  2. Pupils living within the area defined below* with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  3.  Pupils who live closer to the school than any other school*.
  4. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  5. Other pupils within the defined area as described below*.
  6. Other pupils.

Please note: The urban area within which criterion (2), (3) and (5) operate is defined by the A45 to the West of Wootton, the B526 Newport Pagnell Road to the North, Wooldale Road to the South and the extent of the Wootton Fields development to the East and South-East as well as the villages of Quinton and Courteenhall.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (2) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If it is exceeded in criterion (3) places will be allocated on a random basis, pupils will be placed in alphabetical order and numbered.

These numbers are then put into random order using electronic randomizer. This denotes the order in which these pupils will be allocated within the criterion. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

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