The Bliss Charity Primary School: admissions information

​The Bliss Charity Primary School: The Green, Nether Heyford, Northampton, NN7 3LE

Oversubscription criteria: 2017

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in Public Care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or child arrangements order or special guardianship order
  2. Children with specific medical and or social needs, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person (please contact the school for further details of the evidence needed).
  3. Children living in Upper and Nether Heyford. The school reserves the right to request further information from NCC and other agencies to verify the accuracy and permanence of any home address stated in the application.
  4. Children with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  5. Other children.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, applications will be prioritised by use of distance tie break (priority being given to the children who live closer to the school). This is the distance the children live from the school. These distances are measured on a straight line basis in line with the NCC measurement system.

Oversubscription criteria: 2016 to 2017 (in-year applications)

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in Public Care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or child arrangements order or special guardianship order
  2. Children living in Upper and Nether Heyford
  3. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
  4. Other pupils

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (2) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within
any other criteria priority will be given to those who live closest to the school (in this case the distance will be determined from the child’s drive to the front gate of the school).

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