Aptitude Admissions


If you wish your child to be considered for a place under the criterion aptitude for visual or performing arts, please complete an 'Aptitude Admissions' form and return it to Kingsthorpe College by 6th October at 3pm. The workshops will take place on Saturday 14th October from 11am.

Following our recent consultation, Kingsthorpe College (the Admissions Authority) are pleased to confirm the admission arrangements for the September 2018 entry have now been determined.

Any feedback received during the consultation process has been considered when determining the final arrangements and all proposed changes have been implemented.

Kingsthorpe College will admit 240 students in Year 7.  The college will allocate places to students with a statement or an EHCP where the college, after consultation with the Local Authority, has been named on the statement/EHCP as appropriate provision.

The admissions policy for Kingsthorpe College follows the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for Secondary Schools in the Area of Northamptonshire. Parents will need to complete a Common Application Form and submit it to the Local Authority.

Where the college is oversubscribed places will be allocated using the following criteria: 

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care (see full definition below)
  2. Children of staff at Kingsthorpe College where any of the following conditions are met:
    • The member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the academy is made, or
    • The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  3. Up to 24 students with a demonstrated particular aptitude in the visual or performing arts (art, dance, drama or music).  Students will be selected through workshops. All applicants will be scored across a range of skills within their area of aptitude. If you wish your child to be considered for a place under the criterion aptitude for visual or performing arts, please complete an 'Aptitude Admissions' form and return it to Kingsthorpe College by 6th October at 3pm. The workshops will take place on Saturday 14th October from 11am.
  4. Students who live in the postcode areas NN2 8, NN2 7, NN3 6
  5. Pupils who will have an older brother or sister continuing at Kingsthorpe College at the time of admission of the younger child (see full definition below)
  6. Students who currently attend a member academy of the Collaborative Academies Trust and who will continue to be on roll until admission into Year 7: (Spring Lane Primary, Lumbertubs Primary).
  7. Other students

Tie breaker

Should there be an oversubscription in any category places will be awarded to those students who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured from the address point of the home address to the address point of the school on a straight line basis using MapInfo Professional, a geographical information system. If a student lives with separated parents for different parts of the week, the college will treat their home address as the place the student sleeps for most of the school week. If the student spends equal amounts of time at the two addresses, the parents must agree which address they wish to be the student’s main address.

If two students live exactly the same distance away from the college random allocation will be used as an additional tiebreak to decide who has the highest priority for admission.

     


Last updated: 12 Jul 2017