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Excellence through Effort & Enjoyment
'Kind words, Kind deeds, Kind thoughts'

Admissions

Boughton Primary School is an Academy situated three miles north of Northampton and within the County of Northamptonshire. The Academy Trust is the admission authority and has responsibility for setting the Admission Policy.

General Admissions

If you have any queries regarding admissions to our school please contact Mrs Cullum in the School Office on 01604 842322.

If you wish your child to attend Boughton Primary please contact NCC Admissions on 03001261000   as they hold our current waiting list.

The academy holds open days in the autumn term for prospective parents and new pupils. Nurseries and playgroups will be informed of the dates. Alternatively please contact the school directly for dates. You will be very welcome.

In Year Admissions

When we are approached, either by NCC Admissions or directly by parents, we invite the family in to visit the school. Both parent and child will be introduced to the class teacher and a starting date will be agreed. The necessary admissions paperwork will be completed and information about the school organisation will be given to the parent and a place will be allocated in the appropriate year group.

We will also make contact with the previous school to gain up to date educational information to help us provide for the child’s individual needs.

The class teacher will ensure that a buddy or buddies are allocated to the child on their first day so that they feel welcomed, get to know our routines and expectations and begin to make friendship groups.

Oversubscription Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or EHC plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications than there are places available, the Trust will prioritise applications according to the order of the Admissions Criteria as below:

  1. Children in public care or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order (see definition of ‘Looked After Child’ on the NCC website)

  2. Children who live in the linked area and have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child

  3. Children who live in the linked area

  4. Children who live outside of the linked area and have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child

  5. Other children

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

Tiebreaker:

The distance used in a “tiebreaker” for any oversubscribed criterion will be a straight-line 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.

Published Admission Number:

This number is 28 children per year group. The school will not admit beyond this number.

Linked area:

This is defined as Boughton (excluding the housing development between Boughton Green Road and Holly Lodge Drive). 

Appeals

You have the right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at Boughton Primary School. Requests for appeals should be made in writing or via an e-mail. Details are available on the Northamptonshire County Council website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk