Hardingstone Academy, Martins Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 6DJ
Where there are more applications than there are places available, the
governing body will admit pupils for whom a statement of special educational
needs has been issued, which names Hardingstone School as the most appropriate
school in meeting the needs of the child.
Additionally, pupils will be admitted according to the following criteria,
which are listed in order of priority.
- In the case of oversubscription, the governing body will accept
applications, as a priority, for “looked after” children, or previously ‘looked
after children’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an
adoption, residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
- The Governing Body may admit up to one pupil on social and medical grounds,
where appropriate professionals have clearly identified that the school can
fully meet the needs of the pupil. These applications should be accompanied by
documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health, or Social
- For children permanently resident in Hardingstone or Wootton Hall Park, the
Governing Body reserves it's entitlement to take reasonable steps to verify the
accuracy and permanence of such residence.
- Children who have an older sibling continuing to attend Hardingstone Academy
at the time of admission of the younger child.
- Proximity of the child's permanent residence to the school, with those
living nearer to school being accorded higher priority.
Where more than one application is to be considered in any category above,
applications will be prioritised according to the shortest straight line
distance from the child's permanent residence to the main entrance to the
school. Where necessary, this will be measured by school staff. The Governing
Body reserves its entitlement to take reasonable steps to verify the accuracy
and permanence of such residence.