Pytchley Endowed Church of England Primary School: admissions information

​Pytchley Endowed Church of England Primary School, High Street, Pytchley, Kettering, NN14 1EN

When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit pupils according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority. The governors will give priority to children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) which names the school.

Oversubscription criteria September 2019 entry

  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 parent(s) or legal carer(s) in the ecclesiastical parish of All Saints, Pytchley (see residence definition below and Parish Boundaries information below).
  3. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
  4. Children of worshipping members of any Church that is a member of Churches Together in England, this includes the Church of England (see definition below).
  5. Children of parent(s) or legal carer(s) of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.

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.

Children in Care i.e. Looked After Children (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children

Looked after children are children who are either:

  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).

Parish boundaries

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

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 GB to reject the application or to withdraw the offer of a place.

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/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 or carers wish their application to be considered in criterion 4 , 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 England

A list of affiliated to Churches Together in England can be found on Churches Together or at the school.

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
  • 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)

  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 as a priority.
  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 parents or legal guardian(s) in the ecclesiastical parish of All Saints, Pytchley (see residence definition below).
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (see sibling definition below).
  5. 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/A1 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 parents or legal guardians of other faiths, or none, who wish their child to be educated in a church school and Christian environment.

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. This will be determined by the Local Authority using their standard method as described in the published information to parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

Parish boundaries

For parish boundaries, please consult the attached map or visit http://www.achurchnearyou.com - put in the postcode, click on where you live and the name of your parish will be shown.

Residency definition

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. Parents or legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency or home address at any time during the admissions process.

Definition of siblings

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
  • adopted children

A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.