Silverstone UTC: admissions information

​Silverstone UTC, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TL

Year 10 admission number

The UTC has capacity for 138 pupils in year 10. This figure will be split between Silverstone UTC’s two specialisms: High Performance Engineering and Business & Technical Events Management. High Performance Engineering PAN (Published Admission Number) is 110 Business & Technical Events Management PAN is 28

Applicants should state on their application whether their preference is to follow High Performance Engineering or Business & Technical Events Management (or either, stating which their highest preference is). Places will be allocated up to the admission number in each specialism in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

All applicants will need to complete a supplemental form so that Silverstone UTC knows what specialism is being applied for. Silverstone UTC will not be able to process your application without this information. This form is available on the UTC website and also on Northamptonshire County Council’s admissions portal.

Children of Staff

Where an applicant’s parent, guardian or carer is employed by Silverstone UTC (either full- or part-time) at the time of application preference to that child will take preference over other children provided that the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application to the school is made and/ or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

Siblings

We recognise that it is convenient for parents, guardians and carers to have their children at one school. Therefore we give siblings preference in the admissions process.

A sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household. This is taken to include a step-brother/sister, half-brother/sister, or child who is adopted or fostered, in all cases providing they are living at the same address. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings. The older sibling must be continuing at the UTC at the time of admission of the younger sibling.

In the case of over-subscription, therefore, preference will be given to applicants who have a sibling already studying at Silverstone UTC. The sibling preference policy is dependent on available space and does not guarantee admission for each sibling. If there is oversubscription of siblings, places will be allocated by random selection.

Arrangements for admitting students to other year groups, including replacing any students who have left Silverstone UTC

Subject to any provisions in the LA’s coordinated admission arrangements relating to applications submitted for years other than the normal year of entry, Silverstone UTC will consider all such applications and if the year group applied for has a place available, admit the child. If more applications are received than there are places available, the oversubscription criteria shall apply. Parents whose application is turned down shall be entitled to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please note that due to the nature of the specialism qualifications and how they are taught, it is advisable to contact us so that you can understand the implications prior to making an application.

Procedures where the Silverstone UTC Academy is oversubscribed (14-16 provision)

 

  1. Where the Silverstone UTC Academy receives more applications than places available, the following oversubscription criteria will apply after the admission of pupils who have a statement of special education needs that names the school as appropriate provision. The oversubscription criteria will be applied in the order as below:
    1. Children in public care (looked after children) and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
    2. Children of staff who are employed by Silverstone UTC (either full- or part-time) provided that the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application to the school is made and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
    3. Siblings of existing students at Silverstone UTC. A sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household. This is taken to include a step-brother/sister, half-brother/sister, or child who is adopted or fostered, in all cases providing they are living at the same address. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings. The older sibling must be continuing at the UTC at the time of admission of the younger sibling.
    4. Remaining places will be allocated by random allocation (independently verified) within each of the following ‘zones’ as follows:  
      1. 40% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire
      2. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Milton Keynes
      3. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Central Bedfordshire
      4. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is in Oxfordshire
      5. 15% of places will be allocated whereby priority is given to applicants whose home address is outside of the other zones. 
  2. If places remain available from any of the five zones these will be redistributed to those applicants from zones that are oversubscribed using random allocation. 
  3. In the case where Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire is one of the oversubscribed zones a weighting of places will be applied before random allocation occurs. This will be two places for the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire zone to one place across all of the other oversubscribed zones, unless no other zones are oversubscribed in which case the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire zone will be allocated all remaining places. Random allocation of places will then take place for the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire zone and separately across all of the other zones as a whole.
  4. “Home address” is defined as the home address as registered with the Doctor.

 

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