Corby Business Academy: Admission Information

​Corby Business Academy, Academy Way, Gretton Road, Corby, Northants NN17 5EB

Oversubscription Admission Criteria: September 2016

Corby Business Academy will consider all applications for places. Where fewer than 200 applications are received, the Academy will offer places to all those who have applied. When more than 200 applications are received and after the students with statements of special educational needs/EHC Plan where Corby Business Academy is named as the appropriate provision have been admitted, all other applicants will undertake a suitable cognitive ability test. This is used to ensure that the Academy admits an intake that is representative of the national ability range and is comprehensive in intake. Note: students who do not sit the test will only be considered for places at Corby Business Academy once allocations have been made to all those who did.

Applicants will be invited to attend for approximately two hours on Saturday, 12th December 2015.


The following process will occur:


All applicants taking the test will be placed in one of nine bands (stanines) based on the results of the ability test. A number of places will be allocated from each band in a proportion that reflects the national ability range. All applicants to Corby Business Academy are required to take the admissions test. The following criteria will be applied to determine those children who will be offered places:

  1. Children in Care, also known as Looked after Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident/child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2. Children of staff who have been employed at the named school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the named school is made, and/or staff recruited to fill vacant posts for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. (Demonstrable skill shortage will only normally apply to qualified teaching positions, where the school has continually been unable to recruit). 
  3. Children with an older brother or sister continuing at the Academy at the time of transfer of the younger child. (See below for definition of 'sibling')The procedure for allocating places in each band will be as follows
    1. The allocation of places to children who live closer to Corby Business Academy than any other school until 25% of the places in the band are allocated to these children;
    2. The allocation of places to children who live closer to the main site entrance of Tresham College Corby than any other school, until 25% of the places in the band are allocated to these children;
    3. The allocation of places to children who live in the Academy’s linked villages, until 25% of the places in the band are allocated to these children;
    1. Other children.
  4. Proximity to the Academy. .

Tiebreaker

Should a 'tie-breaker' be required in criteria 1 or 2 priority will be given to children whose permanent address is closest to the Academy as measured in a straight line.

Definitions

'Any other school' does not include Brooke Weston Academy.

The Academy’s linked villages are the parishes of Brigstock, Gretton, Harringworth, Little Oakley, Little Stanion, Lyveden, Stanion and Weldon.

Pupils meeting criteria 3(1), 3(2) and 3(3) but not allocated a place due to the 25% quotas will be regarded as 'other children' for the purposes of allocating places under criterion 3(4).

Should there be insufficient applicants to fill the quotas 25% at 3(1) 3(2) or 3(3), the unfilled places will be available to 'other children', ie. criterion 3(4).

Distances are measured from the nearest entrance to the property to the nearest access point to the school grounds. It is measured on a straight line basis, using a geographical information system.

After 31st December of the year of entry for Year 7 and for all in-year applications in Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 if the number of in-year applications exceeds the number of places available in a Year Group, the places will be allocated through a round of random allocation, in accordance with the oversubscription criteria 1, 2, 3, 4 outlined in the policy.

www.randomizer.org is the website we will use to determine the randomization process.

Sibling Definition and other Sibling Link Information

The Academy considers a sibling connection to relate to any of the following:

  • A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents
  • A half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent
  • A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • Adopted or fostered children living in the same household under the terms of a Residence Order

The Academy does not consider there to be a sibling connection in respect to the following:

  • Cousins or other family relationships not included above
  • Where the claimed sibling link will not be a registered pupil at the Academy at the start of the new academic year
  • Where the siblings do not live at the same address.

For the sibling link to apply, the sibling must be a registered pupil at the Academy. It would not be sufficient, for example, if the sibling had been a pupil in the past.

Joint arrangements if child lives part week elsewhere

If a child lives with their separated parents for different parts of the week, the Academy will treat their home address as the place the child sleeps for most of the school week. If the child spends equal amounts of time at the two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the child’s main address.

Oversubscription Admission Criteria: September 2015

Corby Business Academy will consider all applications for places. Where fewer than 200 applications are received, the Academy will offer places to all those who have applied. When more than 200 applications are received and after the students with statements of special educational needs where Corby Business Academy is named on the statement have been admitted, all other applicants will undertake a suitable cognitive ability test. This is used to ensure that the Academy admits an intake that is representative of the national ability range and is comprehensive in intake. Note: students who do not sit the test will only be considered for places at Corby Business Academy once allocations have been made to all those who did. Applicants will be invited to attend for approximately two hours on Saturday, 13th December 2014 at a location in either Corby or Kettering.

The following process will occur:

All applicants taking the test will be placed in one of nine bands (stanines) based on the results of the ability test. A number of places will be allocated from each band in a proportion that reflects the national ability range. All applicants to Corby Business Academy are required to take the admissions test. The following criteria will be applied to determine those children who will be offered places:

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that 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 Care, also known as Looked after Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order.  
  2. Children with an older brother or sister continuing at the Academy at the time of transfer of the younger child. (See Appendix 1 below for definition of 'sibling') 
  3. Proximity to the Academy. The procedure for allocating places in each band will be as follows.
    1. The allocation of places to children who live closer to Corby Business Academy than any other school until 25% of the places in the band are allocated to these children;
    2. The allocation of places to children who live closer to the main site entrance of Tresham College Corby than any other school, until 25% of the places in the band are allocated to these children;
    3. The allocation of places to children who live in the Academy’s linked villages, until 25% of the places in the band are allocated to these children;
    4. Other children.

Tiebreaker

Should a 'tie-breaker' be required in criteria b or c priority will be given to children whose permanent address is closest to the Academy as measured in a straight line.

Definitions

'Any other school' does not include Brooke Weston Academy.

The Academy’s linked villages are the parishes of Brigstock, Gretton, Harringworth, Little Oakley, Little Stanion, Lyveden, Stanion and Weldon.

Pupils meeting criteria 3(1), 3(2) and 3(3) but not allocated a place due to the 25% quotas will be regarded as 'other children' for the purposes of allocating places under criterion 3(4).

Should there be insufficient applicants to fill the quotas 25% at 3(1) 3(2) or 3(3), the unfilled places will be available to 'other children', ie. criterion 3(4).

Measurements are carried out in a straight line based on a straight line basis from the child’s home to the address point of the school. Home will be determined as the address declared on the Common Preference Form.

Appendix 1 - Sibling Definition and other Sibling Link Information

The Academy considers a sibling connection to relate to any of the following:

  • A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents
  • A half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent
  • A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • Adopted or fostered children living in the same household under the terms of a Residence Order.

The Academy does not consider there to be a sibling connection in respect to the following:

  • Cousins or other family relationships not included above
  • Where the claimed sibling link will not be a registered pupil at the Academy at the start of the new academic year
  • Where the siblings do not live at the same address.

For the sibling link to apply, the sibling must be a registered pupil at the Academy. It would not be sufficient, for example, if the sibling had been a pupil in the past.

Joint arrangements if child lives part week elsewhere

If a child lives with their separated parents for different parts of the week, the Academy will treat their home address as the place the child sleeps for most of the school week. If the child spends equal amounts of time at the two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the child’s main address.

The full admissions policy is available at: www.brookewestontrust.org

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