Headlands Primary School: admissions information

Headlands Primary School, Bushland Road, Northampton, NN3 2NS

Oversubscription Criteria 

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs which names Headlands Primary School as the appropriate provision, the governing body will admit up to sixty pupils evenly across the two reception classes in line with the school admission number of 60.

Should the governing body of Headlands Primary School receive more applications than there are places available, the following criteria in the order listed will apply (the oversubscriptions criteria):

  1. Looked after children (LAC) and previously looked after children.
  2. Those children who have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission (for definition of brother or sister see below).
  3. All other children.


When the admission number is reached within any of the applied criteria, the applications will be prioritised by distance.

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 (NLPG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling (e.g Flats) occurs; a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.

Please note: The address given on the admission form should be your normal place of residence (the electoral role may be used to check addresses given).

Where a child lives part of the time with one parent and part of the time with another parent, they will be deemed to live at the address where they spend the majority of school nights. For this purpose, school nights shall be Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night and Thursday night.

Definition of a brother or sister

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents.
  • Half brother or half sister, where children share one common parent.
  • Where children are living together as brother and sister as part of a family unit at the same address.
  • Adopted or fostered children.

(A brother or a sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.)

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