The Duston School: admissions information

​The Duston School, Berrywood Road, Duston, Northampton NN5 6XA

Oversubscription criteria: September 2017 entry

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or educational,health and care plan (EHC) which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given to children in the following order (the policy of fair banding will not be applied):

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care
  2. Children of a member of staff (see definition on school website).
  3. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at The Duston School at the time of admission of the
    younger child (see sibling definition on school website).
  4. Children who live in the area defined as NN5 4 and NN5 6.
  5. Pupils who live in the area defined as NN5 5, NN5 7 and NN5 9.
  6. Other pupils.

Distance tiebreaker 

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest
to the school with distances measured by NCC’s GIS.

Number of pupils allocated March 1st 2016 by criteria

3 children with SEN or EHC Plans; 2 children of staff; 89 children with siblings at the school; 146 out of 340 children living in the defined area of NN5 4, NN5 5, NN5 6, NN5 7 and NN5 9.

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, then the process of fair banding will apply:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care
  2. Children of a member of staff (see definition on school website)
  3. Pupils who will have an older brother or sister continuing at The Duston School at the time of admission of the younger child (see sibling definition on page 100).
  4. Children who live in the area defined as NN5 4, NN5 5, NN5 6, NN5 7 and NN5 9.
  5. Other pupils.

Distance tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school with distances measured by NCC’s GIS.

If this school receives more applications than there are places available, the policy of fair banding is applied.

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