Southfield School for Girls: admissions information

​Southfield School for Girls, Lewis Road, Kettering, Northants NN15 6HE

Oversubscription criteria:

Pupils with a statement of special educational needs which names the school as appropriate provision will be admitted regardless of the number of applications received.

In the event of applications exceeding available places, the following criteria are used to determine successful applications:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care
  2. Those girls who have a sibling attending the school at the time of application and who will be continuing at the school for the next academic year.
  3. Those girls who have a parent who is a member of staff at Southfield School.
  4. Up to a maximum of 30% of intake places (i.e. a total of 50 places) will be allocated to girls living outside the boundaries of the Kettering Schools Area, with the closest having priority.
  5. The remaining places will be allocated to girls living within the boundaries of the Kettering Schools Area, with the closest having preference.


  • In the event of oversubscription within criterion 1 or 2, places will be allocated on the basis of proximity with those living closest having priority. Distances are measured using NCC GIS.
  • Sibling refers to:
    • a sister or brother sharing the same parents
    • a half-sister or half-brother where two children share one parent
    • a step-sister or step-brother where two children are related by a parent’s marriage or partnership
    • adopted children
    • a brother or sister must be living at the same address at the time the application is made
  • The figure of 30% in criterion 4 will include children allocated a place under criteria 1, 2 and 3 and those with a statement of special educational needs.
  • Any places remaining after allocation under criterion 4 will be included in the allocation of places under criterion 5.
  • Should there be insufficient applications remaining under criterion 5 to reach the admission number of 168, any remaining places will be allocated to previously unsuccessful applicants under criterion 4 from outside the Kettering Schools Area, with the closest having priority.

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