Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Admissions

In Year Admissions

We are currently full in Reception, Year One, Year Three, Year Four & Five and are operating a waiting list.

In Year School Admission Request for Pineham Barns Primary only

What is an ‘in year’ school place?

The ‘in year’ application process is for children requiring a school place during the academic year, rather than at the usual transfer time into a school (starting primary school, moving to secondary school). This may be due to a house move or change of circumstances.

If a child has a EHCP, please contact the Special Needs Team on 0300 126 1013 for information on how to apply as there is a different process for these applications.

Before you contact the school

Please read the important information below before contacting the school.

  • School places cannot be reserved. For families of service personnel with a confirmed posting to this area or crown servants returning from overseas a place may be allocated in advance where the application is accompanied by an official letter that declares a relocation date and a unit postal address of quartering area address. These applications will be considered against the oversubscription criteria in the normal way.
  • Once a school place has been offered the child should start attending the school within 10 school days otherwise the place may be withdrawn

We are unable to consider applications until you have a confirmed moving date

If you are moving into the area, documentary evidence in the form of a solicitor’s letter to confirm exchange of contracts or a copy of your signed rental agreement will be required to support your application. The rental agreement must be for a minimum of six months.

If you are moving from overseas, your child may be entitled to a school place

  • Children must be resident within the country before an application can be made. Please note a visitor’s visa does not entitle your child to a school place.
  • If your application is due to a move into the UK, documentary evidence to support your application will be required. A copy of a child benefit letter or medical card are normally acceptable, along with a copy of your rental agreement or exchange of contracts letter and a document to confirm eligibility for a school place. The school reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence as it feels appropriate.
  • Please send copies to the school ensuring your child’s name and date of birth are included with the documentation.

How to apply

Please call the school office on 01604 978120 and we will confirm whether we have spaces or if not that we can add you to the waiting list.

Waiting Lists

The school manages its own waiting lists.

  • If a place becomes available in a year group with a waiting list, it will be allocated according to the published oversubscription criteria.
  • Everyone on the waiting list will be considered along with any new applications being processed at that time. Places are allocated in accordance with the admissions criteria not on a first come first served basis.
  • If your child is eligible for a place allocated from the waiting list we will contact you.
  • A child’s position on the waiting list can change if new applicants are added to the list, these children may have a higher priority in accordance with the published criteria. We are therefore only able to advise you how many children may be on the list at any given time.

For further information regarding admissions or to add your child to the waiting list, please contact Mrs Kelly Denton or Mrs Rosie Godfrey on (01604) 978120, alternatively please email kelly.denton@pineham.org or rosie.godfrey@pineham.org. Visits to our school, can also be arranged by contacting Mrs Denton or Mrs Godfrey.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you and your family to Pineham Barns Primary School.

Pineham Barns Primary School Determined Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or EHC Plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available priority will be given in the following order:

Oversubscription Criteria:

  1. Children in public care or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, or a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2.  Children living with an older brother or sister** continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
  3. Children of qualified teaching staff where the member of staff has been employed by the Academy Trust for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made.
  4. Children who live closest to the preferred school within the defined area
  5. Other children

*The defined area is from Junction 15A of the M1 to the A4500/A5076 roundabout in Upton. From the A4500/A5076 roundabout in Upton to Upton Valley Way North. Upton Valley Way North is used as a boundary to define the area until it merges with Nectar Way. Nectar Way is defined as the boundary until it merges with Cob Drive, which leads to Swan Valley Way. Swan Valley Way reconnects the defined area to Junction 15A of the M1 via the A43.

**Sibling

A Brother or sister (sibling) is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, (within a family unit) including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. The sibling must be in the school at the time of application and continuing at the school at the proposed date of admission.

Tie-Break Criteria

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (2-5) for Pineham Barns priority will be given to those who are closest to the school on a straight-line basis. A representative of the Academy Trust will undertake measurements on the school’s behalf for In-year applications.

Initial Year R applications are dealt with entirely by Northamptonshire County Council. Distances are measured from the address point of your home to the address point of the school on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

Where two or more children share a priority for a place in any criterion e.g. where two children live equidistant from the school, these places will be allocated using random allocation undertaken by an independent body. However, if children of multiple births are tied for the final place those siblings will be admitted over PAN as permitted by infant class size rules Late Applications.

Late Applications

All applications received by the school after the deadline will be considered to be late applications. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. If, following consideration of all applicants the school is oversubscribed, parents may request that their child is placed on the school’s waiting list.

If you have any queries relating to this, please email Mrs Caroline Stewart at principal@pineham.org thank you.

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Pineham Barns Admissions Map