Collingtree CEVA School:admissions information

​Collingtree CEVA School, Lodge Avenue, Northampton, NN4 0NQ

Oversubscription criteria

The governors will admit all pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school. The following prioritisation criteria will then be applied:

  1. Looked After Children - that is, children in local authority care, or previously ‘looked after’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence 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 living with their parent(s)/legal guardians within the parish of Collingtree as marked on the enclosed map. A map is also available in school or online at (See residency definition below.) Or living with their parents/legal guardians within the village of Courteenhall.
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  5. Children of worshipping members of St. Columba’s Church, Collingtree, and any church which is located in the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Columba’s, Collingtree and is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England) (see parish boundary below). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  6. Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  7. Children of parents(s)/legal guardian(s) of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.
  8. Any other children.


Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school. Distances will be determined by the Local Authority, measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

Parish boundaries

For parish boundaries, please visit, put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your parish will be shown. A map is also available at the school. Please note that Courteenhall village is linked to Collingtree School.

Definition of residency

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week (parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process). Please note that some addresses in Collingtree Park fall outside the parish boundary marked on the map. The exact location of the residence should be checked with the school.

Definition of sibling

The definition of a brother or sister (sometimes referred to as a sibling):

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage/partnership
  • adopted children
  • A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made

Definition of worshipping member

The term 'worshipping member' is defined as follows: at least one of the parents or guardians of the child is regarded by the priest/minister/worship leader as part of the worshipping community at the church/worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent is a member in the technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than “occasional” and has been sustained
for more than a short, very recent period of time.

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