Transition Programme for Year 6 Students and Parents
All Year 6 students will receive a letter containing their child’s unique UID code, to enable an application form to be completed online via their primary schools. Parents will also receive an information leaflet in respect of applying online from the Northamptonshire Local Authority. This information was distributed to parents at the beginning of the autumn term.
There is a programme of events to allow parents and students to see the school.
There is close liaison with Year 6 students at our partner primary schools:
- All Year 6 students are invited to spend a day at Guilsborough.
- A Parent Induction Evening is arranged in the summer term.
- There are opportunities for students to visit the school for a variety of activities throughout the year.
- During the summer term, Guilsborough School staff visit each school and talk to students.
- Copies of our newsletters are distributed to the primary schools during the last half of the summer term.
- Parents of students who are joining the school from outside the catchment area will be notified of these dates.
Our Pupil Admission Number is 232.
Places are allocated in the following order:
Pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an EHC Plan which names the Academy as providing appropriate provision and then, if the Academy is oversubscribed, places are allocated in the following order:
- Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care.
- Pupils who live in the linked area associated with the Academy.
Arthingworth, Buckby Wharf, Clay Coton, Clipston, Cold Ashby, Coton, Cottesbrooke, Crick, East Farndon, East Haddon, Elkington, Great Creaton, Great Oxendon, Guilsborough, Haselbech, Holdenby, Hollowell, Hothorpe, Kelmarsh, Lilbourne, Long Buckby, Marston Trussel, Naseby, Ravensthorpe, Sibbertoft, Spratton, Stanfordon Avon, Sulby, Teeton, Thornby, Thorpe Lubenham, Watford, Welford, West Haddon, Winwick, Yelvertoft.
- Pupils who have a brother or sister continuing at the Academy at the time of admission.
- Pupils attending the designated contributory primary schools and continuing in attendance until the final offer of places is made:
Clipston, Crick, East Haddon, Great Creaton, Guilsborough, Long Buckby, Maidwell, Naseby, Spratton, Welford Sibbertoft and Sulby, West Haddon, Yelvertoft.
- Children of staff at the school: a) where the member of staff has been employed at the school for one or more years at the time at which the application is made, and/or b) Where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is demonstrable skill shortage.
- Other pupils.
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school using NCC’s GIS (geographic information system).
Please note - Parents of students living beyond our designated area will be responsible for arranging transport to and from Guilsborough Academy. There is no capacity on fare-paying buses on contract to the LEA.
Other New Admissions
If you have not been successful in gaining a place at Guilsborough, you may appeal the decision. Guilsborough Academy appeals are handled by Northamptonshire County Council. You will find all the information and relevant forms via the following link:
In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND 2014 Code of Practice, Guilsborough Academy’s policy ensures that:
- Disabled students will not be treated less favourably, without justification, than their non-disabled peers.
- Reasonable adjustments are made to ensure students who are disabled are not put at a substantial disadvantage in comparison to pupils who are not disabled.
- A long-term Accessibility Action Plan is produced.
- Regular risk assessments are carried out for disabled students.
Transport To and From Academy
Students in Years 7 to 11 who live in the Guilsborough Academy designated catchment area and are more than 2.5 miles from the Academy, qualify for a free bus pass provided by the Local Authority.
Sixth form students may purchase bus passes directly from the LA, currently priced at £600 per annum (A discount is available for students who are on free school meals)s
Parents of students living outside the Guilsborough Academy designated area are responsible for arranging transport to and from Academy.
Guilsborough Academy would expect the vast majority of pupils to remain within their normal age group throughout their Academy career. 'Out of Cohort' transfers are only likely to apply in exceptional circumstances where the specific needs of individual pupils require such an arrangement and only with agreement of Local Authority.
Late admission to Primary School
When a child starts at infant of primary school later than normal because of parental wishes they would normally be expected to join their chronological age group.
1. Consultation on Admissions Arrangements for September 2019 Intakes
Every year, Northamptonshire County Council is required to carry out a consultation with all schools in the county, to ask if they are proposing to make any changes to their admissions arrangements – including their oversubscription criteria, published admissions numbers (PANs) and supplementary Information forms (SIFs).
All schools were sent an email in October with a proforma to complete and return for their school (with or without proposed changes). All proposed changes have now been published on the School Admissions website:
Schools are asked if they could advise parents and any other interested parties of this process.
The consultation will run from 13th November 2017 to 12th January 2018.