Our Lady's Catholic Infant School: admissions information

Our Lady's Catholic Infant School, Henshaw Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2BE

Oversubscription criteria

Children with a statement of special educational needs or EHC Plan, naming the school will be admitted in accordance with the regulations and the policy of the Local Authority.
Children will be admitted according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority:

  1. Baptised Catholic Looked after children or previously ‘Looked After’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence / child arrangements order or special guardianship order (see full definition of ‘Looked After Children on page 252).
  2. Baptised Catholic children of practising Catholic families in the local parishes.
  3. Baptised Catholic Children of Catholic families in the local parishes.
  4. Baptised Catholic children of Catholic families outside the catchment area, supported by their priest.
  5. Baptised Catholic children of Catholic families who are moving into the area, supported by their priest.
  6. Baptised Catholic Children in the catchment area.
  7. Other looked after children or previously ‘looked after’ children as above (see page 252 for full definition).
  8. Siblings of children already at the school.
  9. Baptised Christian children of other denominations whose parents specifically wish a Catholic education for their child and are supported by their own minister/priest.
  10. Baptised Christian children of other denominations whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child.
  11. Unbaptised children of Catholic homes whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child.
  12. Unbaptised children of Christian homes whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child.
  13. Children of other faith traditions whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child.
  14. Any other children whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child.

Tiebreaker

Where there is a tie for places in any one category applications will be determined by distance from the child’s home to the address point of the school (priority being given to the children who live closer to the school). Distances will be determined by the Northamptonshire Local Authority, measured on a straight-line basis using a geographical location system.

Definitions

Catholic means Baptised in accordance with the rites of the Catholic Church or enrolled in a baptismal programme. A baptismal certificate will be required to accompany all application.

Catholic Home refers to one or more members of the family at the child’s current address being a baptised Catholic.

Christian Home refers to one or more members of the family at the child’s current address being a member of the Churches Together in England:

Antiochian Orthodox Church, Baptist Union of Great Britain, Catholic Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Council of Churches, Church of England, Church of God of Prophecy, Church of Scotland (Presbytery of England), Congregational Federation, Coptic Orthodox Church, Council of African and Caribbean Churches UK, Council of Oriental Orthodox Christian Churches, Ichthus Christian Fellowship, Independent Methodist Churches, Joint Council for Anglo-Caribbean Churches, Lutheran Council of Great Britain, Methodist Church, Moravian Church, New Testament Assembly, New Testament Church of God, Oecumenical Patriarchate, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Religious Society of Friends, Russian Orthodox Church, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Transatlantic Pacific Alliance of Churches, United Reform Church, Wesleyan Holiness Church.

Proof of membership must be provided by the appropriate church leader.

Families refers to parent / carer or legal guardian.

Practising means weekly attendance at Sunday Mass. This will need to be supported by a letter from the parish priest of the church being attended.

Local Parishes means: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Wellingborough St Peter’s, Rushden Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Great Billing St Paul’s, Thrapston

Sibling means full brother or sister, half brother or sister, step brother or sister, adopted brother or sister attending the Primary School at the time of admission.

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