St Edward's Catholic Primary School: admissions information

​St Edward's Catholic Primary School, Eastleigh Road, Kettering, NN15 6PT

Parents wishing to apply for a place in the school must complete a Northamptonshire County Council application form and return it online or to the School Admissions Team.

Applicants wishing to be considered under the school’s faith and sibling criteria must also complete the Supplementary Information Form, which is available at the school, together with a reference form from their parish priest or religious leader and return them to the school. This supplementary form is not mandatory; however, if one is not received, the governors will not be able to apply their admission criteria and the application will be considered under the 'any other children' category.

Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school as appropriate provision will be admitted to the school as stated in regulations.

Oversubscription criteria

 

  1. Baptised Catholic ‘looked after’ children or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order (see note 1)
  2. Baptised and practising Catholic children living in the parish of St. Edward’s, Kettering (see note 2)
  3. Baptised and practising Catholic children living in other parishes (see note 3)
  4. Baptised Catholic children living in the parish of St. Edward’s, Kettering (see note 4)
  5. Baptised Catholic children living in other parishes (see note 5)
  6. Looked after children or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order other than Catholic (see note 1)
  7. Siblings of children who are still attending the school at the time of admission (see note 6)
  8. Children of other Christian denominations (see note 7)
  9. Children of other faiths (see note 8)
  10. Any other children whose parents express a preference for our school

Notes (these notes form part of the oversubscription criteria)

 

  1. Looked after children/LAC (or previously looked after) also know as children in public care. This is a 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. A looked after child who is a) in the care of a local authority, or b) 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).
  2. a) Baptised Catholic: children who have been baptised as Catholics or have been formally received into the Catholic Church. All applicants seeking admission under this criterion will be asked to provide evidence that the child has been baptised as a Catholic or has been received into the Catholic Church. A baptismal certificate or a letter from their priest confirming their baptism or reception into the Catholic Church will be required.

    b) Practising Catholic: the strength of evidence of commitment to the faith as demonstrated by the level of the family’s mass attendance on Sundays. This evidence must be provided by a priest at the church(es) where the family normally worship. “Evidence of commitment” means at least one parent/carer and the child attends mass on Sundays as a central part of their lives.

    c) Children living within St. Edward’s parish: a map of the parish boundary can be viewed at the school.
  3. Children matching 2a and b and living outside parish boundary.
  4. Baptised non-practising Catholic children matching 2a and c.
  5. Baptised non-practising Catholic children matching 2a and living outside parish boundary.
  6. Priority in this category will be given in the following order:
    1. children of other Christian denominations
    2. children of other faiths
    3. any other children whose parents express a preference for our school.
  7. Christian children who are baptised or dedicated members of other Christian churches as recognised by Churches Together in England (membership must be verified in writing by the appropriate church leader).
  8. Children of other faiths who are members of a recognised faith group (membership must be verified in writing by the appropriate faith leader).

Siblings: sibling children will be given priority in categories 1 to 6.

Definition of siblings

 

  • A brother or sister living at the same address (within a family unit) including adopted children, step-brothers, step-sisters and children in foster care
  • The sibling must be in the school at the time of application and be likely to remain in the school at the proposed date of admission

Tiebreaker

In the event of categories being oversubscribed after all the above criteria is considered, priority will be given to children living in closest proximity to the school from the address point of the applicant’s home to the address point of the school. This will be measured by the NCC’s GIS.