Kettering Buccleuch Academy admissions information

​Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekley Glebe Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 9NS

Oversubscription criteria September 2020 entry

Students on roll in Year 6 of Kettering Buccleuch Academy will automatically be allocated a place in Year 7. Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below.

After the admission of pupils with EHC Plans where Kettering Buccleuch Academy is named as the appropriate provision have been admitted, all external applicants will undertake a suitable cognitive ability test. Test takers will be divided into 9 bands, using CAT scores, based on the results of this test and places will be allocated to each band in proportion to national averages.

In the event of an individual band not being oversubscribed, places will be allocated to students from the nearest bands, taking equally from the band above and the band below (where relevant). Children who take the test will be given priority over children who do not. Applicants will be invited to attend for approximately two hours on Saturday 7 December 2019.

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.
  2. To ensure the highest quality of teaching staff, priority will be given to children of staff where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage or where the member of staff has been employed at the academy for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the academy is made.
  3. Children who are siblings of students who attend the Academy, and will still be attending when the child starts, other than students who at the time are in the sixth form but were not previously in lower years. The term ‘siblings’ refers to full, step, half, adopted or fostered brothers or sisters living permanently at the same address. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship such as a short birth certificate.
  4. Children whose permanent address is nearer the address point of the Academy’s secondary site than any other maintained or academy secondary school provision as determined by the Local Authority’s mapping system. A child’s permanent address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence such as a utility bill or council tax bill may be requested.
  5. Other children whose permanent address is nearest to the address point of the academy’s secondary site as determined by the local authority’s mapping system.

Tiebreaker

In the event of a tie-break being necessary within the criteria b) to d), this will be conducted through process of random allocation, independently supervised. In criterion e) the tie-break of random allocation will be applied if 2 distance measurements are equal.

Number of children allocated to Kettering Buccleuch Academy 1 March 2019 by criteria:

Places were allocated to 2 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan.

The pupils who sat the cognitive ability test were placed into 9 stanines. Places in each band were allocated in proportion to national averages. Stanines where it was not possible to allocate all pupils within the stanine are as follows:

  • Stanine 1: PAN = 7. Allocated to 2 looked after / previously looked after children, 3 siblings and 2 out of 3 children whose address is nearer KBA than any other schools using the randomiser tiebreaker.
  • Stanine 2: PAN = 13. Allocated to 5 siblings, 4 children whose address is nearer KBA than other schools, and 4 out of 5 other children using the distance tie-breaker. The last pupil allocated lives 2.397 miles from the school.
  • Stanine 3: PAN = 21. Allocated to 7 siblings, 9 children whose address is nearer KBA than any other schools, and 5 out of 10 other children using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated lives 3.773 miles from the school.
  • Stanine 4: PAN = 30. Allocated to 1 looked after / previously looked after child; 1 child of a member of staff, 12 siblings, 15 children whose address is nearer KBA than any other schools and 1 out of 22 other children using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated lives 0.697 miles from the school.
  • Stanine 5: PAN = 36. Allocated to 1 looked after / previously looked after child, 8 siblings and 27 children whose address is nearer KBA than any other schools.
  • Stanine 6: PAN = 30. Allocated to 1 child of a member of staff; 16 siblings, and 13 out of 16 children whose address is nearer KBA than any other schools using the randomiser tiebreaker.