Kingswood Secondary Academy: admissions information

Kingswood Secondary Academy, Gainsborough Road, Corby, NN18 9NS

Oversubscription criteria September 2019 entry

The Kingswood Secondary Academy will first accept all pupils with a statutory right to a place through an EHC Plan naming the Academy. After the admission of these pupils, criteria will be applied for the remaining places in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Looked After children or Previously Looked After children.
  2. Children who live in Cottingham, Middleton, Rockingham and East Carlton – for whom the local education authority provides transport to the Kingswood Secondary Academy.
  3. Children who will have an older sibling continuing at Kingswood Secondary Academy at the time of admission of the younger child (see definition of sibling below).
  4. Children who live closer to the Kingswood Secondary Academy than any other school.
  5. Other children.

Distance tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any of the criteria, priority will be given to children on the basis of proximity to the Academy, as measured in a straight line from the child’s home address point to the address point of Kingswood secondary Academy.

Definition of siblings and the position of twins

Sibling is defined as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters or another child normally living for the majority of term time in the same household, where an adult in the household has parental responsibility as defined by the Children Act 1989, or any child in the household where an adult in the household is defined as a parent for the purposes of Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. This could include a person who is not a parent but who has responsibility for him or her.

In the case of twins or other siblings from a multiple birth, where there is only one place available in the Academy, these will be considered together as one application. The Academy’s admission number may be exceeded by one.
In the case of siblings in the same year group, where there is only one place available in the Academy, both will be considered together as one application. The Academy may go above its admission number as necessary to admit all the children.

Oversubscription criteria 2018 to 2019 (in-year applications)

In the event of applications for places exceeding the 208 available places, the following criteria – applied in the order set out below – will be used to determine which children to admit.

The admission of children who name the Kingswood Secondary Academy on their statement of special educational needs will take priority over all other oversubscription admission criteria.

  1. Children who are in the care of the local authority (looked after) or previously looked after.
  2. Children who live in Cottingham, Middleton, Rockingham and East Carlton – for whom the local education authority provides transport to the Kingswood Secondary Academy.
  3. Children who will have an older brother or sister continuing at Kingswood Secondary Academy at the time of admission of the younger child.
  4. Children who live closer to the Kingswood Secondary Academy than any other school.
  5. Other pupils.

Definitions

  • The home address of the child is considered to be the permanent residence of the child.
  • Where a child lives between two parents, the qualifying address will be where the child sleeps the majority of the school week.
  • Any other school’ does not include Brooke Weston Academy.

Distance tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any of the criteria, priority will be given to children on the basis of proximity to the Academy, as measured in a straight line from the child’s home to the address point if Kingswood Secondary Academy.