Manor School Sports College (Academy Trust): admissions information

​Manor School Sports College (Academy Trust), Mountbaten Way, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants NN9 6PA

Oversubscription criteria: September 2016 entry

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care.
  2. Children residing in the priority admission area. Our priority admission area is the town of Raunds and the following villages: Stanwick, Ringstead, Hargrave and Chelveston (Please note that the County Council does not provide transport from Chelveston to Manor School but does provide transport at a reasonable cost).  
  3. Children attending linked feeder schools. Our linked feeder schools within the priority admission area are: Windmill Primary School, St Peters Church of England Junior School, Stanwick Primary School and Ringstead Church of England Primary School.
  4. Other children with siblings attending the school at the time of application with a reasonable expectation they will be attending at the start of the new academic year.
  5. Other children who live outside the designated priority admission area.      

Distance Tiebreaker

In the event of oversubscription in any category above, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school with distances measured using the NCC's GIS system.   

Oversubscription criteria: 2015-2016 entry

Following the allocation of places to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care
  2. Children residing in the priority admission area. Our priority admission area is the town of Raunds and the following villages: Stanwick, Ringstead, Hargrave and Chelveston*.

    *Please note that the County Council does not provide transport from Chelveston to Manor School but the school does provide transport at a reasonable cost.
  3. Children attending linked feeder schools. Our linked feeder schools within the priority admission area are: Windmill Primary School, St Peters Church of England Junior School, Stanwick Primary School and Ringstead Church of England Primary School.
  4. Other children with siblings attending the school at the time of application with a reasonable expectation they will be attending at the start of the new academic year.
  5. Up to a maximum of 15% of intake places (i.e. a total of 20 places) will be allocated to students living outside the priority admission area who wish to join our Sports Leadership Academy.
  6. Other children who live outside the designated priority admission area.      

Distance tiebreaker

In the event of oversubscription in any category above, a tiebreaker of random allocation will be used.

Leadership Academy

Manor School allocates twenty school places to our unique Leadership Academy programme.

The Leadership Academy will provide students with the inspiration and coaching to achieve excellence in sport and the arts. The Academy ethos is that student leadership is at the heart of the school. This programme enables students to have opportunities to:

  • Be mentored academically and on a talent basis to provide the support to reach his/her full potential
  • Participate in a variety of activities provided by companies such as Human Utopia, Youth Sports Trust and the local sector to experience extending the boundaries of learning away from the classroom environment
  •  Access the extensive sports, musical and arts facilities to cater for their sporting and creative needs
  • Have leadership opportunities at local, regional and national levels 
  • Create a personalised leadership/sporting/creative studies action plan in relation to individual performance targets

The Academy will:

  • Communicate with local sports, musical and arts clubs and work together to enable students to achieve set targets
  • Monitor academic progress to ensure expected targets are being met 
  • Organise work experience placements at community based organisations
  • Ensure there is engagement with parents/carers through parents evenings, termly reports and access to their child's mentor

The Leadership Academy will reflect and encourage a commitment to continuous improvement and create a positive and optimistic 'can do' attitude among students and staff as well as collectively across the school.

If you are interested in applying for this programme, please complete the attached Leadership Academy Application Form: