Secondary school admissions - September 2023

  • You can apply for a secondary school place for September 2023 from 12 September 2022.
  • The deadline for applications is 31 October 2022, you will then get an offer for a place on 1 March 2023.

From 30 September, admissions phone lines will be open Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm.

Do you need to apply?

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 and you live in Peterborough you will need to apply for a transfer from primary (year 6) to secondary school (year 7) for September 2023.

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 and you live in Peterborough and attend a middle school, you will need to apply for a transfer to upper school for September 2023. (Peterborough does not have any Upper schools this is only for applying to other Local Authority Upper Schools).

In-year application

If you wish to apply for a school place that is not the schools year of entry within the school year (September 2022 to July 2023), please complete an in-year admission application.

Before you apply for a school place

  1. Check you are applying to the correct council. If you are a Peterborough resident you will make your application through the Peterborough Admissions Team, even if you want to apply for a school outside of Peterborough.
  2. Research your options, understand what a catchment school is and how it affects your application and school transport. Look at admissions data, school's inspection results and performance data.
  3. Make sure you read the 'Secondary School Admission' booklet. This will explain the application process from start to finish.
  4. Look at the 'school details and admissions criteria' for the schools you are considering (further down this page).
  5. Use all three preferences and be realistic with your choices.

If your application is incomplete, or incorrect, it could get delayed, or cancelled. You will need to confirm you have read and understood the 'Secondary School Admission' booklet before submitting your application.

Secondary School Admission' booklet

Secondary School Admission Booklet 2023 (PCC)517KBpdf
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School details and admissions criteria

Open Evening Dates 2022-2023
School Year 7 Year 12
Arthur Mellows Village College 13 October 9 November
City of Peterborough Academy 20 September Not applicable
GPUTC 29 September 16 November
Hampton College 28 September 10 November
Hampton Gardens 4 October 10 November
Iqra Academy 6 October Not applicable
Jack Hunt School 4 October 22 November
Ken Stimpson Community School 28 September 2 November
King’s School 13 September 3 November
Manor Drive Secondary Academy 6 October Not applicable
Nene Park Academy 5 October 8 November
 Ormiston Bushfield Academy  27 September  9 November
 Peterborough School  1 October  11 October
 Queen Katharine Academy  22 September  1 November
 St John Fisher  4 October  18 October
Stanground Academy 29 September 8 November
 Thomas Deacon Academy  21 September  12 October

Further dates

Stamford College

  • Wednesday 5 October 2022 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday 3 November 2022 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 11 January 2023 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 21 March 2023 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 23 June 2023 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Peterborough College

  • Thursday 13 October 2022 - 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Saturday 19 November 2022 - 11.00am – 1.00pm
  • Thursday 2 February 2023 - 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023 - 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 6 June 2023  - 6.00pm – 8.00pm

University Centre Peterborough

  • Saturday 12 November 2022 - 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Saturday 4 March 2023 - 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 4 July 2023 - 5.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Clearing 12 or 19 August Saturday

PAN: 264
Address: Helpston Road, Glinton, Peterborough PE6 7JX
Head teacher: Jonathan Oakley
Catchment: View online map

Over-subscription criteria

Priority will be given to children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan which names the College. This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision. The following admission criteria will then apply

  1. Children in Care# – Looked After Children’ and children who were previously looked after, but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order
  2. Children in Care# - Children who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  3. Children living in the catchment area (identified in criteria 5) who would be in receipt of the Service Premium. (The service premium is additional funding paid annually to schools under section 14 of the Education Act 2002 for the purposes of supporting the pastoral needs of the children of Armed Services personnel.)
  4. Children of all members of staff at the College provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  5. Children living in the catchment area of the following primary schools: Barnack Church of England; Castor Church of England; Duke of Bedford, Thorney; Eye Church of England; John Clare, Helpston; Newborough Church of England; Northborough County Primary; Peakirk cum Glinton Church of England; Wittering County Primary. (See map of catchment area posted on the College website).
  6. The attendance of a sibling* who is on the College roll at the time of admission.
  7. Children living nearest the College as measured by the shortest straight line distance, from the centre of the home address^ to the College using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child’s home address to the seed point for the school. The seed point is taken from the ordinance survey’s (OS) Address-Base dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references as seed points.

Definitions
# i) A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority in England, or is being provided with accommodation by a local authority in England in the exercise of their social services functions.

# ii) A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.

*Siblings are defined as children aged between 4 and 16, living together in the same family unit, who have a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of application and admission to the school. Sibling includes: brother or sister, half-brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, child of the parent/carer or their partner, children looked after, or previously looked after. This doesn't include children temporarily living in the same family unit - for example a looked after child in short-term, or interim, foster placement. In every case, the sibling must be living permanently in the same family home (at least Monday to Friday) and must be on the roll of the school, or have been offered and accepted a place at the school at the time of application and when the child starts. Every effort will be made to ensure that twins and those from multiple births can be admitted together.

^The home address is the address of the parent with whom the child normally lives from Monday to Friday. When parents live separately, the application must be based on the address at which the child usually lives. When parents live separately but the child lives with both parents at different addresses, the child’s home address will be taken to be the address where the child lives for most of the week. If the child spends an equal amount of time with each parent, the address will be taken to be that of the main parent / carer eligible to receive Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit.

PAN: 180
Address: Reeves Way, Peterborough PE1 5LQ
Head teacher: Ben Pearce
Catchment: No catchment area

The City of Peterborough Academy provides for the needs of children within the 11 to 16 age range. Pupils will be admitted at the age of 11+ without reference to ability or aptitude using the criteria set out in this policy. Admission to our Academy is not dependent on any ‘voluntary’ contribution. The Greenwood Academies Trust is the Admissions Authority for the City of Peterborough Academy. The Academy participates in the Local Authority co-ordinated scheme and all deadlines within that should be adhered to by applicants. Admission number for secondary provision (age 11) The Academy has  180 for pupils in Year 7. The City of Peterborough Academy will consider all applications for places at the Academy. Where fewer than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year groups are received, the Academy will offer places to all those who have applied.

Over-subscription criteria

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number in any age group, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below.

The City of Peterborough Academy will first accept all pupils with a statutory right to a place through an Education Health and Care Plan naming the Academy. After the admission of these pupils, criteria will be applied for the remaining places in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Looked After Children or previously Looked After children*.
  2. A child with a sibling* on roll at the Academy at the time of application and admission.
  3. Children of members of staff, provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  4. Other children.

In the event of oversubscription within the above criterion, priority will be given to those living nearest to the Academy, as defined by the straight line distance*. In the event that two or more distances are exactly the same, the Academy will use a method of random allocation by lot, drawn by an independent person outside of the Academy.*

Definitions

‘Looked After’ and previously ‘Looked After’ children

In accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989, a ‘Looked After child’ is defined as:

  • a child who is in the care of a Local Authority at the time an application for admission to the Academy is made
  • a child who is being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their social services functions in accordance with section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 at the time of making an application to the Academy.

Previously Looked After children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted¹ (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order). This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 and Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

Siblings and the position of twins

Sibling is defined as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters or another child normally living for the majority of term time in the same household, where an adult in the household has parental responsibility as defined by the Children Act 1989, or any child in the household where an adult in the household is defined as a parent for the purposes of Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. This could include a person who is not a parent but who has responsibility for him/her.

In the case of twins or other siblings from a multiple birth, where there is only one place available in the Academy, these will be considered together as one application. The Academy’s admission number may be exceeded by one.

In the case of siblings in the same year group, where there is only one place available in the Academy, both will be considered together as one application. The Academy may go above its admission number as necessary to admit all the children.

Straight line distance from the Academy to an intending pupil’s home

Distance as will be determined using Peterborough City Council’s Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) from the Ordnance Survey (OS) seed point located at the child’s home address to the OS seed point (or a specified point(s)) for the school, using a straight line. It may be necessary to use other OS maps or on-line resources for any home address outside of the Peterborough LA area not covered by the Council’s GIS system.

Where two dwellings with the same front entrance are located on different floors of the same building, a lower floor will be regarded as being closer to the Academy than any above it. Where two or more dwellings with the same front entrance are located on the same floor of the same building, the closest dwelling to the front door, counting clockwise, will be regarded as being closer to the Academy than any subsequent dwelling counted clockwise.

Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for part of a week, the ‘home’ address will be determined as the address at which the child resides for the majority of the week and/or where the child is registered with a doctor and/or where the child benefit is paid.

PAN: 60
Address: Park Crescent, Peterborough, PE1 4DZ
Head teacher: David Bisley
Catchment: No catchment area

Over-subscription criteria

  1. Any Looked After Children in the care of a local authority, and previously looked-after children, regardless of where they are resident.
  2. Children who have a sibling currently on roll at GPUTC.
  3. Children of staff.
  4. Places for all other applications will be allocated on the basis of distance measured in a straight line from the child’s home to the UTC.

PAN: 210
Address: Eagle Way, Hampton Vale, Peterborough, PE7 8BF
Head teacher: John Gilligan
Catchment: View online map

Admissions Number

  • 150 for entry in Year 7 in 2023 (for external applicants)
  • 60 places are allocated automatically to pupils in Year 6 at Hampton College, making a total of 210 places in Year 7.

The school will accordingly admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year group are received, the local authority will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.

Over-subscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.*
  2. Children living in catchment with a sibling** on roll at the time of admission
  3. Children living in catchment
  4. Children of members of staff ***, provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  5. Other children with a sibling on roll at the time of admission
  6. Other children

Notes:

* A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). Children who appear to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/ main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted only.

** For the purposes of admissions, the definition of a sibling is as follows: children aged between 4 and 16, living in the same family unit, who have a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of application and admission to the school. Sibling includes brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address. This does not include children temporarily living in the same household, for example, a looked after child in a short term, or interim, foster placement.

*** Staff refers to all employed at Hampton College as their principle place of work, whose employer is the Hampton Academies Trust.

PAN: 210
Address: Hartland Avenue, Peterborough, PE7 8HR
Head teacher: Al Greenwood
Catchment: View online map showing Peterborough area
View online map showing Cambridgeshire area

Over-subscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order*.
  2. Children living in catchment with a sibling** on roll at the time of admission
  3. Children living in Catchment (see map at end of admissions document)

Notes:

* A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). Children who appear to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/ main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted only.

** For the purposes of admissions, the definition of a sibling is as follows: children aged between 4 and 16, living in the same family unit, who have a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of application and admission to the school. Sibling includes brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address. This does not include children temporarily living in the same household, for example, a looked after child in a short term, or interim, foster placement.

PAN: 330
Address: Bradwell Road, Peterborough, PE3 9PY
Head teacher: Pamela Kilbey
Catchment: View online map

Over-subscription criteria

In cases of oversubscription the LA on behalf of Jack Hunt School offers places in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The oversubscription criteria for Jack Hunt School are:

Child with statements of special education needs (Education and Health Care Plans).

(All governing bodies are required by Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 to admit to the school a child with a statement of special education needs that names the school this is not an oversubscription criterion. Schools must admit such children whether have places or not.)

The governors will give priority to children with a statement of special education needs (EHCP) which names the school on the statement (EHCP). Parents must visit the school, by arrangement, before naming Jack Hunt School on the statement, so that they are confident that the school has the facilities and resources to meet their child’s needs. In addition, the school must be confident that they have the facilities and resources to meet the child’s needs.

  1. Children in care (children in public care) and children who were in care, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
  2. Children living in the catchment areas for the following primary schools:- Gladstone Primary School, Highlees Primary School, Longthorpe Primary School, Middleton Primary School, Ravensthorpe Primary School, Thorpe Primary School and West Town Primary School. This includes children living within the above catchments who may be attending Sacred Heart Primary School and other primary schools.
  3. Up to 5 places in any one academic year for children of permanent employees whose place of work is Jack Hunt School at the time of admission. Where the member of staff has been employed for more than 2 years and/or has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. Where more than 5 applicants are received preference will be given to permanent employees with the longest period of continuous employment by the school.
  4. Where the child has a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission (the definition of brother or sister is contained in the local authority admissions booklet issued by your primary school).
  5. Children attending one of the Peterborough Keys Academies Trust primary schools:- Middleton Primary School, Longthorpe Primary School, Ravensthorpe Primary School and Thorpe Primary School.
  6. Any other applicant.

Where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places within any of the above criteria priority will be given to those living nearest the school measured in a straight line between the centre of the home address and the centre of the school site.

PAN: 210
Address: Staniland Way, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 6JT
Head teacher: Bryan Erwin
Catchment: View online map

Over-subscription criteria

The Local Authority will admit children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan which names the school. This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision.

The order of priority for all other children is as follows:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after bur immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/care arrangements order, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of the local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority I the exercise of the social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);
  2. Children living in the catchment area served by the school* with a sibling ** on roll at the time of admission;
  3. Children living in the catchment area* for the school*;
  4. Children of members of staff, provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage
  5. The attendance of a sibling** on the school roll at the time of admission
  6. Other children whose parents have requested a place who live outside the catchment area for the school*

*An alphabetical list of streets and their school catchment areas is available on the Peterborough City Council website.

**For the purposes of admissions, the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ definition of sibling is as follows:

‘Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address’

Every effort will be made to ensure that brothers or sisters (as defined above) and those from multiple births can attend the same primary school, understanding that the Local Authority must comply with the Education (Infant Class Sizes) (England) Regulations 1998.

In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. Distance is measured in a straight line using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child’s home address to the seed point for the school. The seed point is taken from the

Ordnance Survey’s (OS) Address-Point® dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references.

It may be necessary to use other OS maps or on-line resources for any home address outside of the Peterborough Local Authority area not covered by the local authority’s computerised distance measuring system. In the case of flats, the priority is that of floor level i.e. Ground, first, second etc. in that order.

In cases of exactly the same measurement where no differentiation can be established, a lottery will be used to decide the allocation of the place.

For late applications, the Local Authority will allocate places in the same order of priority. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school measured by a straight line as above.

PAN: 150
Address: Paston Reserve, Peterborough, PE4 7AL
Head teacher: Jo Sludds
Catchment: View online map

Over-subscription criteria

When the Academy is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan naming the Academy, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Children in Care – ‘Looked After Children’ and children who were previously looked after, but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order. This also includes children who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  2. Children of all members of staff at the Academy provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  3. Priority will next be given to children living within the Manor Drive Secondary Academy area set out in the map at the end of the policy. Children living on the boundary line will be considered to be living within the catchment area.
  4. Priority will next be given to the siblings of pupils attending the Academy at the time the application is received.
  5. Other children whose parents have requested a place (NB Measurements for this will be done from the Academy to the home address).

Tie-break If in the over-subscription criteria a tie-break is necessary to determine which child is admitted, the child living closest to the Academy will be given priority for admission. Under the co-ordinated Local Authority scheme for new Year 7 admissions, the distance is measured from the child’s home to the front gates of the Academy in a straight line using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child’s home address to the seed point for the Academy. The seed point is taken from the Ordnance Survey’s (OS) Address-Base dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references as seed points. In-Year admission distance measurements are measured using the tool Google Maps by measuring a straight line from the Academy to the home address of the child.

Random allocation will not be applied to multiple birth siblings (twins and triplets etc) when the same family ties for the final place. In view of this rare occurrence, we will admit them all and exceed our PAN.

PAN: 240
Address: Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 7EA
Head teacher: Rob Grover
Catchment: View online map for Peterborough area
View online map for Cambridgeshire area 

Over-subscription criteria

All schools must have oversubscription criteria for each ‘relevant age group’ and the highest priority must be given, unless otherwise provided in this Code, to looked after children and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. (see p10 of the School Admissions Code)

The Academy will admit children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan which names the Academy as the appropriate school for the child.

Remaining places will be allocated according to the following criteria, in order of priority:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children. A 'looked after child' is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
  2. Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.
  3. Children who live in the catchment area of Nene Park Academy*, attend primary schools** within the catchment area of Nene Park Academy and who have a sibling*** at the school at the time of application.
  4. Children who live in the catchment area of Nene Park Academy* with a sibling*** at the school at the time of application.
  5. Children who live in the catchment area of Nene Park Academy* who are attending the primary schools** within it.
  6. Children who live in the catchment area of Nene Park Academy*.
  7. Children who live outside the catchment area of Nene Park Academy*, who are attending primary schools** within it and who have a sibling*** at the school at the time of application.
  8. Children who live outside the catchment area of Nene Park Academy* who have a sibling*** at the school at the time of application.
  9. Children who live outside the catchment area of Nene Park Academy* who are attending the primary schools** within the catchment area.
  10. Other children

Additional Notes

* The Catchment Area for Nene Park Academy can be found via the following links:-

The following link gives a broad indicator of the Nene Park Academy Catchment Area:- NPA Catchment Boundary inc Elton

The Peterborough City Council website provides a more specific interactive map and a School Catchment Area List by street of residence:

** Primary schools in the catchment area are: St Botolphs Church of England Primary School, Nene Valley Primary School, Woodston Primary School, St Augustine’s Church of England Junior School, Braybrook Primary School, Leighton Primary School and Elton Church of England Primary School.

*** A sibling is defined as a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case the child must be normally resident in the same family unit at the same address and on roll at the time of application.

Where places are oversubscribed within any of the above groups, priority will be given to children living nearest to the Academy. Distance is measured in a straight line using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child's home address to the seed point for the school. The seed point is taken from the ordinance survey's (OS) Address-Base dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references as seed points.

After the admission criteria has been applied, should applications for siblings whose birthdays are in the same academic year fall either side of the school’s Published Admission Number the school will admit above the PAN in order to allocate all siblings to the same school.

Where two applications cannot be otherwise separated a Tie Breaker will apply and random allocation will be used. This process will be independently verified. The school will use a random number generator in this procedure.

PAN: 210
Address: Ortongate, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ
Head teacher: Dennis Kirwan
Catchment: View online map

Over-subscription criteria

If the academy receives more applications than there are available places then children with the academy named on an education, health care plan (EHC) or equivalent will be automatically admitted to the academy. If there are still places available, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:

  1. Looked after children and those who were previously looked after. A Looked After Child is either a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989); or, those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously Looked After Children are those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2. Children living in the catchment area served by the Academy with a sibling on roll at the time of admission.
  3. Children living in the catchment area served by the Academy.
  4. The attendance of a sibling on the academy roll at the time of admission.
  5. 3Other children whose parents have requested a place.
  6. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. Distance is measured in a straight line using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child's home address to the seed point for the school. The seed point is taken from the ordinance survey's (OS) Address- Base dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references as seed points. It may be necessary to use other OS maps or online resources for any home address outside of the Peterborough local authority distance measuring system.
  7.  In the case of flats, the priority is that of floor level i.e. ground, first, second etc. in that order. In cases of exactly the same measurement where no differentiation can be established, a lottery will be used to decide the allocation of the place. For late applications, the local authority will allocate places in the same order of priority. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line as above.
  8. A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.
  9. For late applications, the local authority will allocate places in the same order of priority. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the Academy measured by a straight line as above.
  10. In the event of a tie of and distance, the place will be allocated by random selection, where a person independent to the school will make the draw

PAN: 270
Address: Mountsteven Avenue, Walton, Peterborough; PE4 6HX
Head teacher: Lynn Mayes
Catchment: View online map

Over-subscription criteria

All children whose education, health and care (EHC) plan names the school will be admitted before any other places are allocated. If the school is not oversubscribed, all applicants will be offered a place.

In the event that the school receives more applications than the number of places it has available, places will be given to those children who meet any of the criteria set out below, in order until all places are filled.

  1. Highest priority will be given to looked after children and all previously looked after children who apply for a place at the school.
  2. Priority will next be given to children on the basis of social or medical need. The school defines social and medical need as, special health care needs that include any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioural, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialised services or programs. The condition may be congenital, developmental, or acquired through disease, trauma, or environmental cause and may impose limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity. Please note the Academy requires certificated medical documentation as supporting evidence if you are making an application on the basis of social or medical need.
  3. Priority will next be given to children of staff at the Academy, in either of the following circumstances:
    a) The member of staff has been employed at the Academy for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, or
    b) The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  4. Priority will next be given to children who attend or live in the catchment area for named feeder Primary schools; Discovery, Eyrescroft, Fulbridge (West of Lincoln Road), Gunthorpe, Norwood, Paston Ridings (North of Soke Parkway), The Beeches (West of Lincoln Road) and Watergall
  5. Priority will next be given to children with siblings at the Academy. Siblings include step siblings, foster siblings, adopted siblings and other children living permanently at the same address. But in any case, the child must still be on roll at the time of the admission. Priority will not be given to children with siblings who are former pupils of the Academy.
  6. Priority will next be given to children living outside the above area measured as follows: In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. Distance is measured in a straight line using the Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) provided from the seed point located at the child's home address to the seed point for the school. The seed point is taken from the ordinance survey's (OS) Address- Base dataset. It is used to locate individual residential and school addresses using grid references as seed points. It may be necessary to use other OS maps or online resources for any home address outside of the Peterborough local authority distance measuring system.

In the case of flats, the priority is that of floor level i.e. ground, first, second etc. in that order. In cases of exactly the same measurement where no differentiation can be established, a lottery will be used to decide the allocation of the place. For late applications, the local authority will allocate places in the same order of priority. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to the child living nearest the school as measured by a straight line as above.

PAN: 133
Address: Park Lane, Peterborough, PE1 5JN
Head teacher: Kate Pereira
Catchment: No catchment area

Over-subscription criteria

Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority. It is therefore essential that documentary evidence is provided:

  1. Baptised Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see notes 2,3 & 11)
  2. Baptised Catholic children who are in feeder schools and for whom St John Fisher is the nearest Catholic school. (see notes 3, 10 & 11)
  3. Other Baptised Catholic children. (see notes 3 & 11)
  4. Other looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
  5. Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church. (see notes 4&5)
  6. Non-Catholic children who are in feeder schools and for whom St John Fisher is the nearest Catholic school (see note 10)
  7. Sibling of a child attending the school at the time of enrolment (excluding sixth form). (See note 8)
  8. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion. (see note 6)
  9. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. (see note 7)
  10. Any other children.

Within each of the categories listed above, the following provisions will be applied in the following order.

(i) The attendance of a sibling at the school at the time of enrolment (excluding the sixth form) will increase the priority of an application within categories 1 to 6 so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made (see note 8).

(ii) After children in (i) above, priority will be given within each category to children living closest to the school. Distances are measured on a straight line “crow fly” basis, using Ordnance Survey data. In the event of distances being the same for two or more children where this would determine the last place to be allocated, random allocation will be carried out and supervised by a person independent of the school. Under random allocation, all the names will be entered into a ‘hat’ and the required number of names will be drawn out.

The governing body reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place or, where a child is already attending the school, the place itself, where it is satisfied that the offer or place was obtained by deception.

Notes (these notes form part of the oversubscription criteria)

  • An Education, Health and Care Plan is a plan made by the local authority under section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014, specifying the special educational provision required for a child.
  • A ‘looked after child’ has the same meaning as in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, and means any child who is (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by them in the exercise of their social services functions (e.g. children with foster parents) at the time of making application to the school.
  • “A ‘previously looked after child’ is a child who was looked after, but ceased to be so because he or she was adopted, or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. Previously looked after children also includes those children who appear (to the governing body) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted”.
  •  ‘Catholic’ means a member of a Church in full communion with the See of Rome. This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of baptism in a Catholic Church or a certificate of reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church. For the purposes of this policy, it includes a looked after child who is part of a Catholic family where a letter from a priest demonstrates that the child would have been baptised or received if it were not for their status as a looked after child (e.g. a looked after child in the process of adoption by a Catholic family).
  • For a child to be treated as Catholic, evidence of baptism or reception into the Church will be required. Those who have difficulty obtaining written evidence of baptism should contact their Parish Priest who, after consulting with the Diocese, will decide how the question of baptism is to be resolved and how written evidence is to be produced in accordance with the laws of the Church.
  • ‘Catechumen’ means a member of the catechumenate of a Catholic Church. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of reception into the order of catechumens.
  • ‘Eastern Christian Church’ includes Orthodox Churches, and is normally evidenced by a certificate of baptism or reception from the authorities of that Church.
  • “children of other Christian denominations” means children who belong to other churches and ecclesial communities which, acknowledge God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and, in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves: to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church, which is his body; and to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. An ecclesial community which on principle has no creedal statements in its tradition, is included if it manifests faith in Christ as witnessed to in the Scriptures and is committed to working in the spirit of the above.
  • All members of Churches Together in England and CYTÛN are deemed to be included in the above definition, as are all other churches and ecclesial communities that are in membership of any local Churches Together Group (by whatever title) on the above basis.
  • “children of other faiths” means children who are members of a religious community that does not fall within the definition of ‘other Christian denominations’ at 8 above and which falls within the definition of a religion for the purposes of charity law. The Charities Act 2011 defines religion to include:
    • A religion which involves belief in more than one God, and
    • A religion which does not involve belief in a God.

Case law has identified certain characteristics which describe the meaning of religion for the purposes of charity law, which are characterised by a belief in a supreme being and an expression of belief in that supreme being through worship.

  • ‘Sibling’ includes:
    • all natural brothers or sisters, half brothers or sisters, adopted brothers or sisters, stepbrothers or sisters, foster brothers or sisters; and
    • the child of a parent’s partner where that child lives for at least part of the week in the same family unit at the same address as the applicant.

In all these cases, the child and their sibling will both be living at the same address in a single family unit. This means that children from different family units, where those are living together at the same address, are not considered siblings under this criterion.

  • A ‘parent’ means all natural parents, any person who is not a parent but has parental responsibility for a child, and any person who has care of a child.
  • For the purposes of this policy, feeder schools are:-
    • St Thomas More Primary School, Peterborough,
    • Sacred Heart Primary School, Peterborough,
    • John Henry Newman Catholic Primary School, Peterborough.
    • All Saints inter-Church Academy, March,
    • St Augustine’s Primary School, Stamford.

Distances are measured on a straight line “crow fly” basis, using Ordnance Survey data. In the event of distances being the same for two or more children where this would determine the last place to be allocated, random allocation will be carried out and supervised by a person independent of the school. Under random allocation, all the names will be entered into a ‘hat’ and the required number of names will be drawn out.

  • The following churches are recognised as being in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church: Albanian Byzantine Catholic Church, Armenian Catholic Church, Belarusian Greek Catholic Church, Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, Coptic Catholic Church, Eritrean Catholic Church, Ethiopian Catholic Church, Byzantine Church of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Greek Byzantine Catholic Church, Hungarian Greek Catholic Church, Italo-Albanian Byzantine Catholic Church, Macedonian Greek Catholic Church, Maronite Church, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic, Russian Greek Catholic Church, Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church, Slovak Byzantine Catholic Church, Syriac Catholic Church, Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

PAN: 240
Address: Peterborough Road, Peterborough, PE7 3BY
Head teacher: Matthew Van Lier
Catchment: No catchment area

Over-subscription criteria

The Stanground Academy will first accept all pupils with a statutory right to a place through an Education Health and Care Plan naming the Academy. After the admission of these pupils, criteria will be applied for the remaining places in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children, including those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted*.
  2. A child with a sibling* on roll at the Academy at the time of application.
  3. Other children.

In the event of oversubscription using the above criteria, priority will be given to those living nearest to the Academy, as defined by the straight-line distance*.

Definitions

Definition of ‘Looked After’ and previously ‘Looked After’ children

A 'looked after child' is a child who is:

  • in the care of a local authority, or
  • being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.

A child is regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were in the care of, or were accommodated by, a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society.

Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order). This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children's Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders).

Child arrangements orders are defined in s.8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by Section12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).

Definition of siblings and the position of twins

Sibling is defined as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters or another child normally living for the majority of term time in the same household, where an adult in the household has parental responsibility as defined by the Children Act 1989, or any child in the household where an adult in the household is defined as a parent for the purposes of Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. This could include a person who is not a parent but who has responsibility for him/her.

In the case of twins or other siblings from a multiple birth, where there is only one place available in the Academy, these will be considered together as one application. The Academy's admission number may be exceeded by one.

In the case of siblings in the same year group, where there is only one place available in the Academy, both will be considered together as one application. The Academy may go above its admission number as necessary to admit all the children.

Definition of the proximity of a child’s home to the Academy

Proximity is measured as the straight line distance from the Academy’s main reception to the front door of the child’s home. This ‘straight line distance’ will be determined using Peterborough City Council’s Local Land Property Gazetteer (LLPG) from the Ordnance Survey (OS) seed point located at the child’s home address to the OS seed point (or a specified point(s)) for the school, using a straight line. It may be necessary to use other OS maps or on-line resources for any home address outside of the Peterborough LA area not covered by the Council’s GIS system. Where two dwellings with the same front entrance are located on different floors of the same building, a lower floor will be regarded as being closer to the Academy than any above it. Where two or more dwellings with the same front entrance are located on the same floor of the same building, the closest dwelling to the front door, counting clockwise, will be regarded as being closer to the Academy than any subsequent dwelling counted clockwise.

Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for part of a week, the ‘home’ address will be determined as the address at which the child resides for the majority of the week and/or where the child is registered with a doctor and/or where the child benefit is paid.

PAN: 135
Address: Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2UE
Head teacher: John Harrison
Catchment: No catchment area

Over-subscription criteria

The Board of Governors will seek to preserve the existing character of the school by admitting 135 pupils, including those with a Statement of Educational Need or Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which names the School on the Statement/EHCP, on the following basis and in the following order of priority. This will give a year group of 150 pupils, with the 135 pupils joining the 15 pupils who were admitted into the School in Key Stage 2.

Please be aware that for at least the last 20 years we have been oversubscribed as a school. In such circumstances, oversubscription criteria are applied in A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1 and B2, as listed below. To make sure that your application is given due consideration under our published oversubscription criteria, it is vital that when you complete the Local Authority Parental Preference Reasons section online, you check all of the boxes that are relevant to your application.

Even if you have completed a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), you can still check as many boxes as appropriate on the Local Authority Common Application Form.

Should the number of pupils transferring from Year 6 not be 15, for whatever reason, then the places offered will be varied accordingly. If the places are oversubscribed, the following oversubscription criteria will be used to allocate the 135 places each year in the following order of priority:

Group A:

A maximum of 120 places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

  1. ‘Looked After Children’ or a child who was previously looked after, but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. A Looked After Child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority in England, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in England in the exercise of their social services functions, or (c) who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted only. (See note A below.)
  2. Children of worshipping members of the Church of England or Methodist Church of Great Britain (maximum of 74 places). (See note B below.)
  3. Children of any member of staff employed by the Board of Governors of the School at the time of application:
    a) where 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 School is made and/or
    b) the member of staff was recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  4. Siblings of children attending the School at the time of application. (See note C below.)
  5. Children of worshipping members of other Christian denominations or of Other Major Faiths. (See note D below.)
  6. Children of any other applicants to the limit of places available, places being awarded to the child(ren) living close(st) to the School as indicated by a straight line from the main school reception entrance to the child’s home, as calculated using Peterborough City Council’s measuring process.

Group B:

Pupils allocated by ability as measured by the School's assessment procedures in merit order for a maximum of 15 places.

  1. Twelve of these places will be allocated on overall academic ability. (See note H below).
  1. Three of these places will be allocated on musical ability. (See note I below).

If there are unallocated places in B1 due to a lack of suitable candidates, these places will be allocated in B2 and vice versa. If there are insufficient successful applicants for B1 and B2, additional places will be allocated in Group A under criteria 3 to 6.

If at any stage, a tie-breaker is required places will be allocated to the child(ren) living close(st) to the School as indicated by a straight line from the main school reception entrance to the child’s home, as calculated using Peterborough City Council’s measuring process.  If this system cannot separate two or more applications, these applications will be further ranked by lottery.

Notes:

Note A

‘Looked After Children’- A child or young person is regarded as a ‘Looked after Child’ when they are accommodated or in care. If they are accommodated this means that their parent(s) retain parental responsibility and can ask for them to be returned home at any time. If they are subject to a Care Order then the local authority in England shares parental responsibility with the parent(s) and decides where the child should live. Looked After Children are cared for in a number of different settings including foster homes, children’s homes and residential schools.

‘A child in state care outside of England’ – A child is regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were in the care of or were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society, but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted only.

Note B

Children of worshipping members of the Church of England and Methodist Church of Great Britain: (These applications must be accompanied by form SIF A2, which is available from the School).

In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

Children of Worshipping Members of the Church of England and Methodist Church of Great Britain are defined as those who score above zero on the School’s scoring system as described below as the “Marking Process”.

In relation to Criteria A2, the Supplementary Information Form (SIF A2) will need to be signed by a Church of England Priest or by a Methodist Minister, or if a Priest or Minister is unavailable during an interregnum, a Church Warden or Church Leader. Evidence of worship from the Priest, Minister or Leader of the religious community concerned, must be submitted on SIF A2. The information should define the worship pattern of the applicant (the parent), who lives at the child’s home address, in terms of frequency and duration.

The information on SIF A2 should cover your whole attendance record and current pattern of worship for the last eight years, or more. If you have worshipped at different churches during the last eight years, or more, a separate SIF A2 from previous parish(es) must be submitted. Where a religious leader has been in post for only a part of the time you have worshipped there, they should state how they are able to confirm your attendance for the whole period. Please note the maximum number of marks available for Period of Attendance at Worship is 9.

Criteria A2 Marking Process
 Frequency of Attendance at Worship  Marks
 More than weekly throughout the year  5
 Four/Five times per month  4
 Three times per month  3
 Fortnightly  2
 Monthly  1
 Major Festivals only          0.5
Criteria A2 Marking Process
Period of Attendance at Worship Marks
Greater than 8 years 9
Between 7 and 8 years 8
Between 6 and 7 years 7
Between 5 and 6 years 6
Between 4 and 5 years 5
Between 3 and 4 years 4
Between 2 and 3 years 3
Between 1 and 2 years 2
Less than 1 year 1

The total mark awarded for each application will be the product of the marks for frequency and period of attendance for worship, (i.e. frequency mark multiplied by period of attendance mark). Places are offered strictly in descending order of each applicant’s total mark.

The evidence on Criteria A2 Supplementary Information Form (SIF A2) will be used by the Board of Governors in determining which applicants are awarded places. The evidence will help the Board of Governors assess the commitment, in terms of frequency and duration, which the applicant has devoted to their religious community.

Note C

Children are siblings if: A brother or a sister, half-brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, stepbrother or sister, or the child of a parent/carer’s partner, and in every case the child must be living in the same family unit at the same address.

Note D

Children of worshipping members of Other Christian denominations and Other Major Faiths:
(These applications must be accompanied by form SIF A5, which is available from the School).

In the event that during the period specified for attendance the relevant place of worship has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the relevant place of worship or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

D-ONE:
For parents/carers to be ‘worshipping members’, the applying parent/carer of the child, who lives at the child’s home address, needs to be regarded by the priest/minister/worship leader as being part of the worshipping community at the church/worship centre. A church/worship centre will be determined by the award of a worship license as issued by the Local Authority. This would not necessarily mean that the parent/carer is a “Member” in the technical sense (e.g. through baptism, confirmation or electoral roll) but would imply a pattern of attendance at worship (on Sunday or at other times) that is more than “occasional” and has been sustained for at least five years. All SIF A5 Forms that are supported in this way will then be ranked by a lottery. Each application will be allocated a number and the numbers will be drawn at random to produce the rank order that will determine which children are awarded a place in this category.

D-TWO:
Children of worshipping members of ‘Other Christian denominations’ are defined as members of any Church that is a member of Churches Together in England, or the Evangelical Alliance.
The following denominations are affiliated to Churches Together in England:

    • Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles + Ireland (2005)
    • Apostolic Pastoral Congress (2011)
    • Armenian Orthodox Church (2013)
    • Assemblies of God (2012)
    • Baptist Union of Great Britain (1990)
    • Calvary Church of God in Christ (2017)
    • Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (1990)
    • Church of England (1990)
    • Church of God of Prophecy (2005)
    • Church of Scotland (Presbytery of England) (1993)
    • Churches in Communities International (2010)
    • Congregational Federation (1990)
    • Coptic Orthodox Church (2003)
    • Council of African and Caribbean Churches UK (1990)
    • Council of Lutheran Churches (1990)
    • Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches (temporarily defunct) (1990)
    • Elim Pentecostal Church (2009)
    • Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (2011)
    • Evangelische Synode Deutscher Sprache in Großbritannien (2007)
    • Exarchate of Orthodox Parishes of the Russian Tradition (Ecumenical Patriarchate) (2006)
    • Free Church of England (2010)
    • Ground Level (2012)
    • Ichthus Christian Fellowship (1998)
    • Independent Methodist Churches (1990)
    • Indian Orthodox Church (2013)
    • International Ministerial Council of Great Britain (1990)
    • Ixthus Church Council (2016)
    • Joint Council of Churches for All Nations (1990)
    • Mar Thoma Church in Europe (2009)
    • Methodist Church (1990)
    • Moravian Church
    • New Testament Assembly (1990)
    • New Testament Church of God (2006)
    • Oecumenical Patriarchate (1990)
    • Pioneer (2012)
    • Redeemed Christian Church of God (2007)
    • Religious Society of Friends (1990)
    • Ruach Network of Churches (2014)
    • Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (1990)
    • Salvation Army (1990)
    • Seventh-day Adventist Church (observer) (2002)
    • Transatlantic Pacific Alliance of Churches (2005)
    • Unification Council of Cherubim + Seraphim Churches (Europe Chapter) (1990)
    • United Kingdom World Evangelism Trust (2015)
    • United Reformed Church (1990)
    • Wesleyan Holiness Church (1990)

D-THREE
To confirm whether your Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, please visit the following website; http://www.eauk.org/connect/find-a-church.cfm

D-FOUR
Children of members of the following major faiths: Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism.

Note E

The relevant sections of the SIF/A2/A5 form should be filled in by the applying parent and then sent to the priest/religious leader for completion. Once the form has been completed, the applying parent should return it to the School.

The address submitted on Supplementary Information Forms (SIF A2 and SIF A5) should be the child’s home. This is the home at which the child spends the majority of school week nights (Sunday – Thursday inclusive).

Note F

The Board of Governors will deal with late applications after all of the ‘on time’ applications have been processed.

Note G

Parents/Guardians/Carers not offered a place for their child due to the School having admitted up to the published admission number (PAN, 135) will be advised of their right to appeal.  

Note H

Pupils admitted to Category B1 will have taken the Governors’ Entrance Examination and will have been ranked in order of merit. The examination consists of tests in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.

A minimum total score of 100 out of 145 will be required for the child to be considered for admission. Places are offered strictly in descending order of each child's total score. Examples of the English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning tests are on The King’s (The Cathedral) School website Year 7 Admissions page.

Note I

Pupils will be allocated for category B2 by audition, carried out by the Music staff of The King's (The Cathedral) School. At the audition the candidate will be expected to:

  1. Perform a piece of his/her choice on their main instrument or voice. Candidates who play another instrument may, if they wish, perform a second piece.
  2. Respond to various aural tests which might include: Repetition of a melody, Clapping a rhythm, Identification of time signatures/beats in bars.
  3. The following scoring system will be used to determine the successful music applicants:

Performance of chosen piece. This will be judged and scored by considering both the difficulty of the music performed and the quality of the performance.

Performance of chosen piece
Level of Difficulty Pass Merit Distinction
Grade 3 10 15 20
Grade 4 15 20 25
Grade 5 20 25 30
Grade 6 25 30 35
Grade 7 30 35 40
Response to tests
Level Points
Grade 4 5
Grade 5 10
Grade 6 15
Grade 7 20

Each applicant will be awarded a total mark for the audition and places will be awarded to the top three scoring pupils.

Note J

Admission of children out of their normal age group – Parents/carers may seek a place for their child out of their normal age group by completing the Local Authority Common Application Form. In addition, parents should write to the Registrar to request consideration of the request. The Admissions Committee will convene a panel to consider the request and will make a decision on the basis of the circumstances of each case and in the best interests of the child concerned. This will include taking account of:

  • the parent’s/carer’s views;
  • information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development;
  • where relevant, the child’s medical history and the views of a medical professional;
  • whether the child has previously been educated out of their normal age group;
  • whether the child may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely;
  • the Headteacher’s views.

If the Admissions Committee does not agree to this request to be admitted out of cohort, there is no right of appeal against that decision.

Note K

If the School has more applications than places available, unsuccessful parents may elect to place their child’s name on a waiting list. Pupils will be placed on the waiting list in strict order according to the oversubscription criteria on the Admissions Policy. If a place becomes available at the School, places will be allocated according to the oversubscription criteria. The waiting list will be held from the allocation of places date, until the end of the academic year. Parents will be asked to contact the School using the form provided, to request that their child’s name be placed on the waiting list.

Note L

Please note that children who are the subject of a direction by the Local Authority to admit, or who are allocated a place in accordance with a Fair Access Protocol will take preference over those on the waiting list.

PAN: 362
Address: Queens Gardens, Peterborough, PE1 2UW
Head teacher: Rick Carroll
Catchment: No catchment area

Over-subscription criteria

The Academy will admit children with a statement of special educational needs or disabilities which names Thomas Deacon Academy as the appropriate school for the child and where we have agreed that we can meet the needs of the child.

Remaining places will be allocated according to the following criteria, in order of priority:

  • Children in public care (CLA) A looked after child or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. A CLA is a child who is a) in the care of the LA or b) being provided with accommodation by a LA.
  • Siblings of children attending the school at the time of application, where sibling is defined as a brother or sister with one or both parents in common and who is living at the same address.
  • Children of any member of staff employed by the Board of Directors of the Academy at the time of application: a) Where 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 and/or b) The member of staff was recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  • Proximity measured as a straight line from the home address to the main gates of TDA (Queen’s Gardens), where ‘home address’ is defined as the place of permanent residency. (TDA does not operate a catchment area)

Making your application

  • Applications must be submitted before midnight on 31 October 2022.
  • You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.
  • Your child’s school offer will be posted on 1 March 2023.

You must apply online using our Parent Portal.