St Luke's Church of England Primary School: admissions information

​St Luke's Church of England Primary School, St Crispin Drive, Northampton, NN5 4BL

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

Oversubscription criteria

  1. The Governors will admit ‘Looked After Children’ or 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* (see below). These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social services.
  3. Children who have an older sibling who will be continuing to attend the school at the time of admission of the younger child (see sibling definition below).
  4. Children of parents or guardians resident in the ecclesiastical parish of Duston with Upton who can demonstrate that they are worshipping members (see definition below) of a Church affiliated to Churches Together in England. 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 an SIF/B form confirming the statements on SIF/A.
  5. Children of parents or guardians resident in the ecclesiastical Parish of Duston with Upton.
  6. Children of parents or guardians resident in the Borough of Northampton, who can demonstrate that they are worshipping members of a Church affiliated to Churches Together in England and Ireland. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister and he or she will be asked to complete an SIF/B form confirming the statements on SIF/A.
  7. Children of parents or guardians of any faith or none, in the Borough of Northampton.
  8. Other children.

Tiebreaker

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 (priority being given to the children who live closer to the school). It is measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

Social or medical need. Definition and evidence required:

If you believe that your child has exceptional medical or social needs you will need to provide evidence of this from an appropriate professional. The needs must relate to your child and the evidence must detail how the needs of your child can only be met at your preferred school. This can be sent in a sealed envelope if you prefer. If accompanied by a professional’s letter, they must demonstrate in their judgement why St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School can meet your child’s needs, and also demonstrate why other local schools cannot meet your child’s needs.

It is not sufficient for a professional to say in their judgement only St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School can meet your child’s needs, they must state why schools B or C cannot meet the needs. St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School’s Admission Committee will study the evidence and decide if the school can meet the child’s needs.

Residency definition 

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 (parents or legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process).

Parish Boundaries 

St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School is within the ecclesiastical Parish of Duston with Upton. For Parish boundaries, please visit the internet site www.achurchnearyou.com. A map showing the Parish boundary line is available for inspection at the school.

Definition of siblings

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 two children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • adopted children
  • a sibling must be in attendance at the school when the child is admitted into the school

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

Worshipping member

This would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sundays 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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