St Barnabas Church of England School: admissions information

​St Barnabas C of E School, St Barnabas Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 3HB

Oversubscription criteria

The governors will admit all pupils with a statement of Special Educational Need or Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan which names the school as appropriate provision.

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:

  1. ‘Looked after children’ or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2. The governors will admit children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. (These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the health or social services).
  3. Children with an older brother or sister continuing at the school or the linked Junior School (Freeman’s C.E. Junior) at the time of admission of the younger child.
  4.  Children of parents or guardians who live closer to the school than any other school and who can demonstrate that they are worshipping members of a Church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. (Applications should be accompanied by a reference form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A form will be sent to the minister and he/she will be asked to complete a SIF/B form confirming the statements on SIF/A).
  5. Children of parents or guardians who live closer to the school than any other school.
  6. Children of parents or guardians who can demonstrate that they are worshipping members of a church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. (Applications should be accompanied by a reference form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A form will be sent to the minister and he/she will be asked to complete a SIF/B form confirming the statements on SIF/A).
  7. Other children.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 3, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. Within any other criterion, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the child’s home to school (priority being given to the children who live closer to the school). Distances are provided by the Local Authority and are measured on a straight-line basis using a geographical information system.

Sibling definition

Pupils who will have a brother or sister continuing on the school roll at the date of starting at the school. The definition of a brother or sister (sometimes referred to as a 'sibling') is:

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage or partnership; the partners must have co-habited in a permanent exclusive relationship (as if they were husband and wife or civil partners) for a minimum of 2 years
  • adopted children

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

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