The Duston School: admissions information

​The Duston School, Berrywood Road, Duston, Northampton NN5 6XA

Oversubscription criteria: September 2018 entry

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs/EHC Plan which names the school as appropriate provision.  Where there are spaces available to allocation, priority will be given to children in the following order (THE POLICY OF FAIR BANDING WILL NOT BE APPLIED):

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public.
  2. Children of a member of staff (see definition on school website).
  3. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at The Duston School at the time of submitting an application for the younger child (see sibling definition on school website).
  4. Children who live in the area defined as NN5 4 and NN5 6.
  5. Pupils who live in the area defined as NN5 5, NN5 7 and NN5 9.
  6. Other pupils.

Distance tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Number of pupils allocated as of 1 March 2017 by criteria:

  1. EHCP = 0
  2. LAC = 2
  3. Children of Staff = 3
  4. Siblings = 98
  5. Defined area 1: NN5 4 & NN5 6 = 137 (last distance offered 1.1682)
  6. Defined area 2: NN5 5, NN5 7, NN5 9 = 0
  7. Other pupils = 0

Oversubscription criteria: 2017 to 2018 (in-year entry)

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or educational, health and care plan (EHC) which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given to children in the following order (the policy of fair banding will not be applied):

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care
  2. Children of a member of staff (see definition on school website).
  3. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at The Duston School at the time of admission of the
    younger child (see sibling definition on school website).
  4. Children who live in the area defined as NN5 4 and NN5 6.
  5. Pupils who live in the area defined as NN5 5, NN5 7 and NN5 9.
  6. Other pupils.

Distance tiebreaker 

If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest
to the school with distances measured by NCC’s GIS.

Number of pupils allocated 1 March 2016 by criteria

3 children with SEN or EHC Plans; 2 children of staff; 89 children with siblings at the school; 146 out of 340 children living in the defined area of NN5 4, NN5 5, NN5 6, NN5 7 and NN5 9.

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