Preston Hedge's Primary School: admissions information

​Preston Hedge's Primary School, Wootton Hope Drive, Northampton, NN4 6BU

Oversubscription criteria September: 2016 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 looked after 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 preferred 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, 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.

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 the admission number is exceeded within 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. Distances will be determined by the local authority measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system.

Oversubscription criteria: 2015-2016 entry

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN 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 looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order
  2. Children with specific medical and social needs supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person
  3. Pupils living in within the area defined below* with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
  4. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school*
  5. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
  6. Other pupils within the defined area as described below*
  7. Other pupils

* Please note: The urban area within which criterion (4) and (5) operate is defined by the A45 to the West, 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.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (3) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. (4) 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 randomiser. 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. Distances will be determined by the Local Authority measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system.

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