Kettering Science Academy (Primary Phase): admissions information

​Kettering Science Academy, Windmill Avenue, Kettering, NN15 7EA

Oversubscription admissions criteria: September 2016 entry

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria (and order) set out below.

After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the Kettering Science Academy is named on the statement the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Children in Care, also known as Looked after Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2. Pupils with an older sibling continuing at the Academy at the time of admission of the younger child. (See below for definition of ‘sibling’).
  3. Children of staff where that 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 school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to a fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area;
  4. Applicants who live in the defined area as described here: within the area bordered by Barton Road where it meets the River Ise, the A6900 London Road up to the A4300, to include Naseby Road where it borders the River Ise. This includes all roads leading from main roads directly feeding off Deeble Road. (All houses within this defined area). 
  5. Other children.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those children who live nearest to the school, as measured from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.

Sibling definition and other Sibling Link Information

The Academy considers a sibling connection to relate to any of the following:

  • 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 under the terms of a Residence Order

The Academy does not consider there to be a sibling connection in respect to the following:

  • Cousins or other family relationships not included in a) above
  • Where the claimed sibling link will not be a registered pupil at the Academy at the start of the new academic year
  • Where the siblings do not live at the same address

For the sibling link to apply, one of the siblings must be a registered pupil at the named Academy. It would not be sufficient, for example, if the sibling had been a pupil in the past.

Additional Sibling Link Information:

Although the definition of “Sibling” does not specify whether the Sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that the sibling link only applies to students with an older sibling at the named Academy at the point of application and expected to be on roll at the point of admission.

Oversubscription admissions criteria: 2015-2016 entry

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria (and order) set out below.

After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the Kettering Science Academy is named on the statement the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Children in Care, also known as Looked after Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order. 
  2. Pupils with an older sibling continuing at the Academy at the time of admission of the younger child. (See below for definition of ‘sibling’).  
  3. Applicants who live in the defined area as described here: within the area bordered by Barton Road where it meets the River Ise, the A6900 London Road up to the A4300, to include Naseby Road where it borders the River Ise. This includes all roads leading from main roads directly feeding off Deeble Road. (All houses within this defined area).  
  4. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those children who live nearest to the school, as measured from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.

Definitions

Sibling

  1. For administration purposes, the Trust considers a sibling connection to relate to any of the following:
    • 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 under the terms of a Residence Order.
  2. The Trust does not consider there to be a sibling connection in respect to the following:
    • Cousins or other family relationships not included in (1) above;
    • Where the claimed sibling link will not be a registered pupil at the Academy at the start of the new academic year;
    • Where the siblings do not live at the same address.
  3. For the sibling link to apply, one of the siblings must be a registered pupil at the named Academy. It would not be sufficient, for example, if the sibling had been a pupil in the past. 
  4. Additional Sibling Link Information: Although the definition of “Sibling” does not specify whether the Sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that the text of the Annexes provides as follows: -- Nursery applicants: Sibling to be in attendance at the point of application and expected to be on roll at the point of admission; -- Primary applicants: Sibling link only applies to pupils with an older Sibling at the named Academy at the point of application and expected to be on roll at the point of admission.

Home address

The home address is defined as the address of the adult with parental responsibility with whom the child normally lives and which applies at the time of application.

A fraudulent claim to an address may lead us to withdraw an offer of a school place.

Applications based on future addresses can only be considered up to 6 teaching weeks before the child is expected to take up the place and upon confirmation of a minimum of six month tenancy agreement or exchange of contracts.

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