Tiffield C of E V A Primary School: admissions information

​Tiffield C of E V A Primary School, High Street South, Tiffield, NN12 8AB

Oversubscription criteria

In the case of oversubscription, after the admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs, places will be allocated in the following order:

  1. The governors will admit '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 of parents/legal guardians resident in the villages of Tiffield and Caldecote (see residence definition below)
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
  5. Children of parents/legal guardians resident in the following parishes who can demonstrate an allegiance to the Church of England through their attendance at churches: Pattishall, Cold Higham and Gayton. 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 whose parents/legal guardians regularly attend a place of worship (at least monthly) and have expressed a preference for their child to attend Tiffield CE(VA) school, because of its religious traditions. 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. 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 are measured on a straight line basis, using a Geographical Information System (GIS) by Northants County Council.

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 (parents/legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process). The village of Tiffield is defined by the Tiffield parish boundary. The village of Caldecote is defined as those dwellings that adjoin the road between Tiffield and the A5.

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 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.

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