This section explains the application process for school places at the Academy, including Reception through to Year 6. This is based on the Brooke Weston Trust Admissions Policy which can be found here > Brooke Weston Trust Admissions Policy
Application for a school place in Reception in September 2023
All applications for a place at the Academy must be made through the Local Authority using the Common Preference Form. This can be accessed through this link https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/Pages/default.aspx– applications can be made online or by paper. Please note that you will be required to submit three preferences. Applicants cannot be guaranteed that they will be offered one of their preferences.
Where more than 60 applications are received the following oversubscription criteria will be applied:
After the admission of children with an EHC Plan where Compass Primary Academy is named as the appropriate provision, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:
a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children (see paragraph 5.9.1 of Admissions policy for definition of ‘Looked After Children’).
b) Children with a sibling link (see paragraph 5.9.3 of Admissions policy for definition of ‘sibling’).
c) Children of staff where that 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 the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area.
d) Children who live in the defined area as described here: within the area bordered by Barton Road where it meets the River Ise, the A6900 London Road up to the A4300, to include Naseby Road where it borders the River Ise. This includes all roads leading from main roads directly feeding off Deeble Road. (All houses within this defined area).
e) Other children.
If the admission number is exceeded within any criteria, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
9th September 2022
Application window opens for parents/carers
15th January 2023
Application window closes for parents/carers
17th April 2023
National Offer Day
18th May 2023
Deadline for Appeals (further details of appeals timeline to be confirmed in February 2022)
If the application is unsuccessful, parents/carers will be informed as to how to submit an appeal.
In Year Applications (for a school place in Reception (after 31st December of year of entry) to Year 6)
All applications for a place at the Academy must be made through the Local Authority using the Common Preference Form. This can be accessed through this link https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/school-admissions – applications can be made online or by paper. Please note that you will be required to submit three preferences. Applicants cannot be guaranteed that they will be offered one of their preferences.
The Academy will consider all applications for places. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the above oversubscription criteria will be applied. The outcome of each application will be communicated to the parent/carer within the specified timescales. If the application is unsuccessful, parents/carers will be informed as to how to submit an appeal.
Admission arrangements for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
If your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan or a statement of special educational needs (SEN) there is a separate process for your child's school admission. Further details on how to apply can be found here https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/Pages/admissions-information-for-children-with-special-education-needs-and-disabilities-(send).aspx .
Parents/carers have the right to appeal an admission decision by the Academy. All appeals are heard by the Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Admissions Code (2021). Please see below link to our FAQs for further information.