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Secondary school place offers

All parents who applied for their child's secondary school place by the deadline of 5pm on 31 October 2021 will receive an offer of a secondary school place in one of two ways:

  • Online: Offers were emailed on 1 March 2022
  • Paper form: Offers ;were posted by letter on 1 March 2022

See Apply for a secondary school place for admission arrangements and the application process.

Accepting an offer

If you are accepting the place offered:

  • School is within Northamptonshire: We will assume that you have accepted this offer unless you let us know that it is no longer needed.
  • School is situated outside of Northamptonshire: You should contact the school directly to check whether you need to formally accept the place for your child.

If you have made alternative arrangements for your child's schooling please let us know as soon as possible that the place is no longer needed by emailing [email protected].

Other options

For a small number of families, we regret that we have been unable to offer your child a place at your preferred school.

This information explains how places were allocated at each secondary school (where we have this information) as of 1 March 2022.

School

Admission Number

How places were allocated

Places remaining?

Abbeyfield School

240

Main round of allocations: All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

April round of reallocations: This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.

June round of reallocations: This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.

No

Campion School

270

All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

Yes

Caroline Chisholm School

279*

This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.

*Admission number of 279 includes the pupils already in Year 6 at Caroline Chisholm School.

April round of reallocations: This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.

June round of reallocations: This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.

No

Chenderit School

180

Main round of allocations: Fewer than 5 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked After Children, 89 pupils living in the linked area, 13 pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school, 22 pupils attending contributory primary schools, 1 pupil on aptitude in visual arts and 54 out of 57 other pupils using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 6.842 miles from the school.

April round of reallocations: All those expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

June round of reallocations: All those expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

Yes

Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village

180*

All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

*Admission number of 180 includes the pupils already in Year 6 at Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village.

Yes

Duston School, The

270

This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.

No

Elizabeth Woodville (North Campus)

120

Main round of allocations: Fewer than 5 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked After Children, 79 pupils living in the linked area, 7 pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school, 9 pupils attending contributory primary schools and 24 out of 27 other pupils using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 5.218 miles from the school.

April round of reallocations: 3 places became available. These were allocated to fewer than 5 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked After Children and 2 out of 9 pupils living in the linked area using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 0.2299 miles from the school.

No

Elizabeth Woodville (South Campus)

120

April round of reallocations: All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

June round of reallocations: All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

Yes

Guilsborough Academy238All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.Yes
Kingsthorpe College240

Main round of allocations: Fewer than 5 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked After Children, 9 pupils on aptitude in visual or performing arts, 159 pupils living in specific postcode areas, 26 pupils with a brother or sister continuing at the school and 44 out of 65 other pupils using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 2.138 miles from the school.

April round of reallocations: 2 places became available. These places were allocated to 2 out of 27 pupils living in specific postcode areas using the distance tiebreak. The last pupil allocated lives 0.327 miles from the school.

No
Magdalen College School270All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.Yes
Malcolm Arnold Academy300

Main round of allocations: All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

June round of reallocations: – 8 places became available. These were allocated to 2 pupils in criteria 5i – siblings, 1 pupil in criteria 5ii – feeder school and 5 out of 9 pupils in criteria 6 – others using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 1.241 miles from the school.

No
Moulton School and Science College240

Fewer than 5 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked After Children, 135 pupils living in the linked area, 24 pupils attending contributory primary schools, 21 pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school and 59 out of 77 other pupils using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 2.629 miles from the school.

April round of reallocations: 2 places became available. These places were allocated to 2 out of 8 pupils living in the linked area using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 0.847 miles from the school.

No
Northampton Academy270This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.No
Northampton International Academy300

Main round of allocations: All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

April round of reallocations: 33 places were available. These were allocated to 9 pupils with an older sibling at the school, 3 children attending the designated primary school, 17 pupils who live closer to the school than any other using the distance tiebreaker and 4 out of 8 other pupils using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated lives 1.503 miles from the school. 

June round of reallocations: All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

No
Northampton School for Boys215This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.No
Northampton School for Girls290

Main round of allocations: The allocations below refer to pupils who sat the common ability test and fell within criteria 1-3 of the schools oversubscription criteria, or fell within criteria 4 and were placed into ability bands. No places were allocated to children who did not sit the common ability test at the school.

Fewer than 5 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked after/Previously looked after children, 48 pupils with an older sibling at the school, 4 children of a member of staff.

All other pupils who sat the common ability test were placed into 5 equal ability bands based on the results of that test and places were allocated within each band using random allocation - 
Band 1 – 47 pupils
Band 2 – 47 pupils
Band 3 – 46 pupils
Band 4 – 47 pupils
Band 5 – 47 pupils

Two additional pupils were allocated a place over the schools Published Admission Number based on the schools policy on multiple birth groups.

April round of reallocations: 3 places were available. These were allocated to fewer than 5 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked After Children and 2 out of 4 pupils with an older sibling continuing at the school, using the randomiser. 

No
Parker E-Act Academy, The210

Main round of allocations: 13 pupils with an Education Health Care Plan or Looked After Children, less than 5 pupils with a compelling social/medical circumstance, 72 pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school, 27 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, 2 pupils who are children of staff and 95 out of 105 other pupils using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated a place lives 2.403 miles from the school.

April round of reallocations: The school agreed to take an additional 10 pupils. These places were allocated to 7 pupils with an older sibling continuing at the school and 3 out of 8 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated lives 1.110 miles from the school.

No
Sponne School232This school was oversubscribed. As it is an Academy school, please contact the school for further information.No
Thomas Becket Catholic School180All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.Yes
Weston Favell Academy270

Main round of allocations: All pupils expressing a preference for this school were allocated a place.

April round of reallocations: 38 places were available. These places were allocated to 13 pupils with an older sibling continuing at the school and 25 out of 31 other pupils. The last pupil allocated lives 1.466 miles from the school. 

June round of reallocations: 5 places were available. These were allocated to 1 pupil with an older sibling continuing at the school and 4 out of 6 other pupils using the distance tiebreaker. The last pupil allocated lives 1.873 miles from the school

No
Wootton Park School180This school was oversubscribed. As it is a Free School, please contact the school for further information.No

There are three options available to you:

You can add your child's name to a waiting list for any school you have been refused a place at. You must have applied for this school on your original application.

You can either:

  • email [email protected]
  • write to: School Admissions, West Northamptonshire Council, c/o Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED

Please do not call us - you will be told to put your request in writing.

Correspondence to us

You must include your child's name and date of birth otherwise it will cause a delay in your request being processed.

For schools with foundation, voluntary aided or academy status your request will be forwarded to the school as they hold their own waiting lists.

Rounds of reallocation

Any places that are still available or become available for Year 7 places will be allocated in our rounds of reallocation between April and July 2022.

Places are not allocated on a first come - first served basis. All those on the waiting list, those who have submitted late applications and those who have submitted an appeal will be considered and available places will be allocated using the school’s oversubscription admission criteria. There is no guarantee that a place will be allocated. You should not decline your existing offer of a place on this basis.

If you have been successful in gaining a place, you will be notified in writing. You do not need to contact us on these dates.

Waiting lists

Waiting lists will be held for Year 7 for all secondary schools until the end of December 2022. Names placed on a waiting list between March and September 2022 will be removed in December 2022 unless you contact us to renew your request for the spring term.

Some foundation, voluntary aided and academy schools hold their own waiting lists. You should check with the school directly for their waiting list policy.

If you wish to be considered for a place at a school which still has places available (check 'Allocations for secondary schools' above), you will need to make a new application.

If you wish to be considered for a place at a school which still has places available (check 'Allocations for secondary schools' above), you will need to make a new application.

Making changes to your application

If you have already received a school offer and choose to submit an additional application, we will not contact you before processing the application. Any new school place will automatically be allocated and any original school place offer will be reallocated.

Should you wish to withdraw an unprocessed application prior to a reallocation round, please email [email protected] to advise of this, providing your child's full name, date of birth and details of the application you wish to withdraw.

Timescales

The allocation process can take several weeks, depending on how many applications are received.

There is no need to contact us after completing the form - we will contact you once a decision has been made

​​​​​​​You have the right to appeal against the decision not to offer your child a place at any of the schools where your child has been refused a place.

If you choose to appeal, you will need to complete an online appeal form, or request a paper appeal form in writing to the Admissions Authority of the relevant school below. You may appeal for a place at more than one school but you must have applied for and been refused a place at the school in the first instance:

School

How to appeal

Caroline Chisholm School

Danetre & Southbrook Learning Village

Malcolm Arnold Academy

Northampton International Academy

Northampton School for Boys

The Parker E-Act Academy

Thomas Becket Catholic School

Weston Favell Academy

Contact the school directly for an appeal form.

School contact details and addresses can be found on our schools directory

​All other secondary schools in West Northamptonshire

​Complete the online appeal form

You can request a paper form by emailing [email protected] or writing to:

School Admissions, West Northamptonshire Council, c/o Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED

or email: [email protected]

​Secondary schools outside of West Northamptonshire

​To request an appeal form you need to contact the admission authority for the school.

You will find contact details for Admissions Teams in neighbouring authorities in the document below.

Late applications

Late applications are applications that have been received after the deadline. They are dealt with in rounds and each round has a cut off for applications to be included in it. The allocation process can take a number of weeks, depending on how many applications are received.

Emails will be sent to all late applicants who apply online. We will only inform parents of children on a waiting list if we are able to offer a place. Otherwise, their child's name will remain on the waiting list for the next round.

There is no need to contact us after completing a late application form, or on the process start date - we will contact you once an offer has been made.

The rounds can take up to 4 weeks to process and send offers to parents:

Allocation roundApplications received byProcess start date
Round 11 April 2022, 5pm13 April 2022
Round 213 May 2022, 5pm1 June 2022
Round 324 June 2022, 5pm4 July 2022

Applications received after 24 June 2022 will be processed as and when received throughout July and August 2022. Any applications received after then will be processed according to our in-year policy from the end of August 2022.

Last updated 24 June 2022