Admission Information for Year 6 Students
Below is important information on the admissions processes for Year 6 students. If you are interested in applying for a place at Guilsborough Academy for a child in a different year group, please refer to our In-Year Admissions page.
There is a comprehensive programme of events to allow parents/carers and students to experience Guilsborough; from our open evening in October each year to our transition events throughout the year. There is a close liaison with Year 6 students at our partner primary schools and some examples of our transition programme are;
- All Year 6 students are invited to spend a day at Guilsborough Academy
- 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 Academy 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
For parents/carers of students who are joining the school from outside the catchment area, full information will be provided along with opportunities for your child to take part in our transition activities.
Our Pupil Admission Number is 238.
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:
1. Children in public care (looked after children) or previously in public care.
2. Children of staff at the school: a) where the member of staff has been employed by Guilsborough Academy 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.
3. 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.
4. Pupils who have a brother or sister continuing at the Academy at the time of admission.
5. Pupils attending the designated contributory primary schools and continuing in attendance until the final offer of places is made:Clipston, Crick, East Haddon, Guilsborough, Long Buckby, Maidwell, Naseby, Spratton, Welford Sibbertoft and Sulby, West Haddon, Yelvertoft.
6. 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 LA.
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.
For more information about our admissions for September 2022 please read our admissions policy below.
The draft admissions policy for September 2023 is below
Other New Admissions
If parents are applying to gain a place for their child in any year group, other than Year 7, that is oversubscribed they should initially contact the Local Authority for information and an application pack. Information and an online application form is available on the Northamptonshire County Council website here. An application pack can also be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing from Northamptonshire County Council, School Admissions Team, John Dryden House, 8 – 10 The Lakes, Northampton NN4 7DD (tel: 01604 366222).
Visit our In-Year Admissions page for more information
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 Guilsborough 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).
Parents of students living outside the Guilsborough Academy designated area are responsible for arranging transport to and from Academy.
Please visit our Transport page for more information