Collingtree CEVA School:admissions information

​Collingtree CEVA School, Lodge Avenue, Northampton, NN4 0NQ

Oversubscription criteria 2019 September entry

The governors will admit all pupils with an EHC Plan which names the school.

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order (see definition below).
  2. Children living with their parents or carers within the parish of Collingtree or living with their parents or carers within the village of Courteenhall (see residency definition below and notes below regarding parish boundaries).
  3. Children who have a sibling attending the School at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
  4. Children of worshipping members of St Columba’s Church Collingtree and any Church which is located in the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Columba’s Collingtree and is a member of Churches Together in England, this includes the Church of England. (See definition of worshipping members below and notes below regarding parish boundaries). These applications must be accompanied by Form SIF/A, which is available from the School. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with Form SIF/B to verify Church allegiance. (See notes below regarding SIF forms).
  5. Children of worshipping members of any Church that is a member of Churches Together in England, this includes the Church of England (see definition of worshipping members below). These applications must be accompanied by Form SIF/A, which is available from the School. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with Form SIF/B to verify Church allegiance (see notes below regarding SIF forms).
  6. Children of parents or carers of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.
  7. Any other children.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the School. As to how this distance is measured, see 'Distance measurements' below.

Notes and definitions

Children in Care (i.e. Looked After Children (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children) are children who are:

  1. In the care of a local authority.
  2. Being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of application to a school.

Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

Distance measurements

Distances are measured on a straight line basis from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the School, using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

In the case where there are multiple applications from the same shared dwelling (e.g. Flats) or where there are two homes where the distance from the address point of the home to the address point of the school (using the system referred to above) is identical, random allocation, supervised by a suitable independent person, will be used to decide the priority in which applicants are selected in the event of a tiebreaker.

Definition of child’s home address or residence

The child’s home address means the permanent residence of the child at the time of application. Parents or carers may be asked to provide proof of a claim of residence at any time during the admission process.

The address must be the child’s only or main residence that is either:

  • owned by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s)
  • leased to or rented by the child’s parent(s) or carer(s) under a lease or written rental agreement of not less than 6 months duration. The property leased must be where the family lives.

Please note – if false or misleading information is used to try and gain a place, this may lead the LGB to reject the application or to withdraw the offer of a place.

Parish boundaries

For Parish Boundaries, please visit the internet site A Church Near You, put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your parish will be shown.

Children of 'worshipping members'

For parents or carers to be worshipping members, at least one of the parents or carers of the child needs to be regarded by the priest, minister or worship leader, as being part of the worshipping community at the church or worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent or carer is a 'Member' in the technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than 'occasional' and has been sustained for more than a short, very recent, period of time.

SIF A/B

If parents/carers wish their application to be considered in criterion 4 or 5, they must complete form SIF/A which is available from the School and return it to the School (not the local authority). This must be done by the deadline of 5pm on 15 January 2019. The School will submit the completed form SIF/A to the relevant minister with form SIF/B to verify the information. As SIF/B needs to be returned to the School in time for the School to rank admissions, it is very important to submit form SIF/A to the School as soon as possible. 

Churches together in Great Britain and Ireland

To see the affiliated denominations, please see the individual member lists ‘Churches Together in Britain & Ireland’ and ‘Churches Together in England’.

Definition of sibling

A brother or sister living at the same address as the applicant (i.e. within a family unit) including:

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where two children share one common parent
  • a step brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parents’ marriage or civil partnership
  • a child who has been adopted or is fostered by parents or carers who have other children

Oversubscription criteria 2018 to 2019 (in-year applications)

The governors will admit all pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school. The following prioritisation criteria will then be applied:

  1. Looked After Children - that is, children in local authority care, or previously ‘looked after’ but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. The governors will admit children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social services.
  3. Children living with their parent(s)/legal guardians within the parish of Collingtree as marked on the enclosed map. A map is also available in school or online at http://www.achurchnearyou.com (See residency definition below.) Or living with their parents/legal guardians within the village of Courteenhall.
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  5. Children of worshipping members of St. Columba’s Church, Collingtree, and any church which is located in the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Columba’s, Collingtree and is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England) (see parish boundary below). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  6. Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  7. Children of parents(s)/legal guardian(s) of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.
  8. Any other children.

Tiebreaker

Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school. Distances will be determined by the Local Authority, measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

Parish boundaries

For parish boundaries, please visit http://www.achurchnearyou.com, put in your postcode, click on where you live and the name of your parish will be shown. A map is also available at the school. Please note that Courteenhall village is linked to Collingtree School.

Definition of residency

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week (parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process). Please note that some addresses in Collingtree Park fall outside the parish boundary marked on the map. The exact location of the residence should be checked with the school.

Definition of sibling

The definition of a brother or sister (sometimes referred to as a sibling):

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage/partnership
  • adopted children
  • A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made

Definition of worshipping member

The term 'worshipping member' is defined as follows: at least one of the parents or guardians of the child is regarded by the priest/minister/worship leader as part of the worshipping community at the church/worship centre. This would not necessarily mean that the parent is a member in the technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than 'occasional' and has been sustained for more than a short, very recent period of time.

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