All Saints C of E Primary School and Nursery Unit: admissions information

​All Saints C of E Primary School and Nursery Unit, Castle Street, Wellingborough, NN8 1LS

The governing body is the admission authority in this voluntary aided school and is therefore responsible for the admission of children to the school. When there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will admit children according to the following admission oversubscription criteria which are listed in order of priority. The governors will admit children with a statement of special educational needs which names the school.

Oversubscription criteria

  1. 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’ is a 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. Children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child. These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the Health or Social Services.
  3. Children who worship at All Saints Church, Wellingborough. These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A which is available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with the form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  4. Children who have a sibling continuing attendance at the school at the time of admission of the applicant (see sibling definition below).
  5. Children for whom All Saints Primary School is the closest primary/infant school to their home (see below for details of how distances are measured).
  6. Children of worshipping members of any church that is a member of Churches Together in England (this includes the Church of England). These applications must be accompanied by form SIF/A available from the school. The completed SIF/A will then be sent to the minister with the form SIF/B to verify church allegiance.
  7. Other children.


Where the admission number is exceeded within a criterion, priority will be given to children who live closest to the school. Distances will be determined by the Local Authority using their standard method as described in the published information for parents. A geographical information system is used. Distances are measured on a straight line basis from the home address to the address point of the school. Each address has a unique address point established by the Ordnance Survey and the Royal Mail address files. The address point for a property does not change.

Definition of home address/residence

The child’s home address means the permanent residence of the child at the time of application. Parents/legal guardians may be asked to produce proof of a claim of residence at any time during the admission process.

Joint custody arrangements

If a child lives with separated/divorced parents who have joint custody, the home address will be treated as the place where the child sleeps for most of the week. If the child spends an equal amount of time at two addresses, the parents must decide which address they wish to use as the child’s main address. Please note: a fraudulent claim to an address may lead governors to withdraw the offer of a place.

Definition of sibling

A brother or sister is sometimes referred to as a sibling. A sibling can be:

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • A half brother or sister where two children share one common parent
  • A step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage/partnership
  • A child who has been adopted by parents who have other children

What does ‘children of worshipping members’ mean?

For an applicant to be considered criterion 6, at least one of the parents or legal guardians of the child needs to be regarded by the priest/minister/worship leader as being part of the worshipping community at the church/worship centre. ‘Worshipping member at All Saints’ means someone who has a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sundays or at other times) which is more than “occasional” and which has been sustained for more than a short, very recent period of time. The term does not mean that the person has to have been baptised or confirmed or be on the electoral roll.

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