Kingsthorpe College: admissions information

​Kingsthorpe College, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7HR

Oversubscription criteria: September 2017 entry

The college will allocate places to students with a statement or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan where the college, after consultation with the local authority, has been named on the statement or EHCP as appropriate provision. Where the college is oversubscribed places will be allocated using the following criteria:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care
  2. Children of staff at Kingsthorpe College where any of the following conditions are met

    - The member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the academy is made, or

    - The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

  3. Up to 24 students with a demonstrated particular aptitude in the visual or performing arts (art, dance, drama or music). Students will be selected through workshops. All applicants will be scored across a range of skills within their area of aptitude. If you wish your child to be considered for a place under the criterion aptitude for visual or performing arts, please complete an ‘Aptitude admissions’ form and return it to Kingsthorpe College. Aptitude Admissions forms are available on the College’s website. The aptitude workshops will take place in October, please check the college website or call for confirmation of the workshop dates.
  4. Students who live in the postcode areas NN2 8, NN2 7, NN3 6
  5. Students who will have an older brother or sister continuing at Kingsthorpe College at the time of admission of the younger child
  6. Students who currently attend a member academy of the Collaborative Academies Trust and who will continue to be on roll until admission into Year 7: (Spring Lane Primary, Lumbertubs Primary).
  7. Other students

Tiebreaker

Should there be an oversubscription in any category places will be awarded to those students who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of the home address to the address point of the school on a straight line basis using MapInfo Professional, a geographical information system. If a student lives with separated parents for different parts of the week, the college will treat their home address as the place the student sleeps for most of the school week. If the student spends equal amounts of time at the two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the student’s main address. If 2 students live exactly the same distance away from the college random allocation will be used as an additional tiebreak to decide who has the highest priority for admission.

Number of children allocated 1 March 2016 by criteria

5 children with a SEN or EHCP; 1 Looked after child; 60 children with an older brother or sister continuing at the school; 84 children who live closer to Kingsthorpe College than any other school; 90 children out of 159 from criterion (v) ‘others’ using the distance tiebreaker.

Definition of a sibling:

  • A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents;
  • A half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent;
  • A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage;
  • Adopted or fostered children living in the same household.

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

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs that 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 (looked after children) or previously in public care
  2. Pupils who will have an older brother or sister continuing at Kingsthorpe College at the time of admission of the younger child.
  3. Pupils who live closer to Kingsthorpe College than any other school.
  4. Other pupils.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (3) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distances are measured from their home address to the address point of the school. Measurements are made on a straight line basis, using the 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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