Sywell C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School: admissions information

​Sywell C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School, 69 Overstone Road, Sywell, Wellingborough, NN6 0AW

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 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 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 guardian(s) in the civil parish of Sywell (see residence definition below).
  4. 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).
  5. Children of worshipping members (see definition below) of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Sywell with Overstone, which is located in the ecclesiastical parish of Sywell and Overstone 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 school will then send a copy of the completed SIF/A to the appropriate 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 school will then send a copy of the completed SIF/A to the appropriate minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  7.  Children of parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of any faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.

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. Distances are measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

Notes and definitions

Parish boundaries (ecclesiastical parishes)

For parish boundaries, please consult the map on  http://www.achurchnearyou.com - put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your parish will be shown.

Civil parish boundary

For the civil parish boundaries of Sywell, please see map in school or on the school website www.sywellceprimaryschool.org.uk

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.)

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 2 children share one common parent;
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • adopted children.

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

Definition of 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/worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent 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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