Northampton International Academy

​Oversubscription criteria 2017

When the school is oversubscribed and after the admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Healt and Care (EHC) Plan naming the school, priority will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order
  2. Siblings of pupils who will continue to attend NIA
  3. Pupils from Castle Academy for admission to the Secondary Phase.
  4. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
  5. Other pupils.


If the published admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distance is measured from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the academy using the Northamptonshire County Council measuring process.

Definition of sibling

‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister, or other child living in the same household who, in any of these cases, will be living with them at the same address at the dates of their entry to the Academy.

(Note that the academy will open with Year 7 and year 9 cohorts only, so sibling places will only become available as the academy grows each year. For example, a Year 8 and Year 10 cohort will not exist until 2017, Year 11 until 2018 and Year 12 until 2019 and so on).

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