St Luke's Church of England Primary School: admissions information

​St Luke's Church of England Primary School, St Crispin Drive, Northampton, NN5 4BL

Oversubscription criteria

The governors will admit all pupils with a statement of special educational needs which names the school.

  1. The governors will admit ‘looked after children’ or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. The governors will admit children on social or medical grounds, where professionals have clearly identified that the school will best meet the needs of the child* (see below). These applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence from appropriate professionals within the health or social services.
  3. Children who have an older sibling who will be continuing to attend the school at the time of admission of the younger child or children who are the sibling of a former pupil (see sibling definition below).
  4. Children of parents/guardians resident in the ecclesiastical parish of Duston with Upton who can demonstrate that they are worshipping members (see definition below) of a church affiliated to Churches Together in England. Applications should be accompanied by a reference form SIF/A, available from the school. The completed SIF/A form will be sent to the minister and he/she will be asked to complete an SIF/B form confirming the statements on SIF/A.
  5. Children of parents/guardians resident in the ecclesiastical parish of Duston with Upton (see residence definition below).
  6. Children of parents/guardians resident in the borough of Northampton, who can demonstrate that they are worshipping members of a church affiliated to Churches Together in 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 and he/she will be asked to complete an SIF/B form confirming the statements on SIF/A.
  7. Children of parents/guardians of any faith, or none, in the borough of Northampton.

Tiebreaker

Where there are more applications in any one category, applications will be prioritised on the distance from the address point of the child’s home to the address point of the school. It is measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

* Social/medical need - definition/evidence required: if you believe that your child has exceptional medical or social needs you will need to provide evidence of this from an appropriate professional. The needs must relate to your child and the evidence must detail how the needs of your child can only be met at your preferred school. This can be sent in a sealed envelope if you prefer.

If accompanied by a professional’s letter, they MUST demonstrate in their judgement why St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School can meet your child’s needs, and also demonstrate why other local schools cannot meet your child’s needs. It is not sufficient for a professional to say in their judgement only St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School can meet your child’s needs - they must state why schools B or C cannot meet the needs. St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School’s Admission Committee will study the evidence and decide if the school can meet the child’s needs.

Definition of residency

The child’s place of residence is the address of the parent or legal guardian with whom the child spends the majority of time during the school week (parents/legal guardians may be asked to produce evidence of residency/home address at any time during the admissions process).

Parish boundaries

St. Luke’s CEVA Primary School is within the ecclesiastical parish of St. Luke’s and St. Francis, Duston. For parish boundaries, please visit http://www.achurchnearyou.com. A map showing the parish boundary line is available for inspection at the school.

Definition of siblings

The definition of a brother or sister sometimes referred to as a sibling:

  • a brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • a half brother or half sister where 2 children share one common parent
  • a step-brother or step sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • adopted children

A brother or sister must be living at the same address when the application is made.

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