St Mary's C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School: admissions information

St Mary's C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, NN16 0JH

Oversubscription criteria

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. The governors will admit children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school.

  1. ‘Looked After Children’, or previously looked after children 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 of worshipping members of any Church which is located in Kettering and 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.
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
  5. Children living with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the ecclesiastical parishes of Saint Mary’s and St John’s or the electoral ward of William Knibb (formerly St Mary’s) (see residence definition below).
  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 AR/1 will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  7. Children of parents and legal guardians of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.

Tie breaker

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 with priority being given to the children who live closer to the school (this will be determined by the Local Authority using their GSI standard method)

Notes and definitions

Parish boundaries

For Parish boundaries, please visit the internet site www.achurchnearyou.com, put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your parish will be shown.

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 (parent(s) and legal guardian(s) may be asked to produce evidence of residency or home address at any time during the admissions process).

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

Guidance on worshipping member

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 or worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parents is a 'member' in a 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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