Admissions Information for Reception and Year 7 Places in September 2021
To apply for a place in Reception or Year 7 parents/carers will need to apply through the Northamptonshire County Council/Cambridgeshire County Council admissions process. All parent/carers are required to complete the Local Authority Common Preference Form in accordance with the established timelines. Further details can be found on their websites (Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire).
Testing process cancelled for next year’s secondary intake
Prospective students applying to Brooke Weston Trust schools in Kettering and Corby will not have to sit a non-verbal reasoning test in December 2020.
Traditionally those applying to Brooke Weston Academy, Corby Business Academy, Corby Technical School and Kettering Science Academy are invited to take part non-verbal reasoning test in December to ensure that each school has a balanced intake of students of all abilities.
This year, due to the national lockdown the normal method of assembling hundreds of students for testing was not practical or safe. Therefore the Trust applied for applications to be allocated without the ‘fair banding’ testing process.
It held a consultation for parents and applied to the Department for Education and Regional Schools Commission for places to be allocated for the 2021 intake without the fair banding element of assessment.
If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at any of our Brooke Weston Trust schools, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please visit the individual academy websites or contact the main reception for details of the process you will need to follow.
For a place in any other year group we recommend that parents contact the academy in the first instance in order that we can liaise with Admissions Team at Northamptonshire County Council/Cambridgeshire County Council over the offering of a school place.
For information regarding admissions for students with statements of sen or ehc (education, health and care plan) please visit the individual academy websites.
for information regarding in year applications and appeals for year 7 (after December 31st of the year of entry) - year 11, please visit the individual academy websites.
Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions about appeals.
Admissions Policy Consultation
Brooke Weston Trust is consulting on its admissions policy for 2021-2022. The changes we are proposing are as follows:
|School Name||DfE Number||Details of proposed changes for Sept 2022 intake:|
Changes to PAN reference to clarify that the PAN of 90 is for Mainstream intake only.
"The published admission number for the school for the Mainstream reception intake from September is 90. This does not include places in the school’s specialist provision which must be applied for directly in consultation with the EHC SEN team at Northamptonshire County Council."
Changes to the Oversubscription Criteria; a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children (see paragraph 5.9.1 for definition of ‘Looked After Children’).
|Compass Primary||928/2201||No changes proposed|
|Gretton Primary||928/2043||No changes proposed|
|Oakley Vale Primary||928/3513||No changes proposed|
|Brooke Weston Academy||928/6907||
Reinstate NFER testing
Removal of Careers Route and Access to University Route from Sixth Form (Post 16 Provision) Entry requirements
|Corby Business Academy||928/6906||Reinstate NFER testing|
|Corby Technical School||928/4003||
Reinstate NFER testing
Amendment of Sixth Form (Post 16 Provision) entry requirements and oversubscription criteria;
Arrangements for Admission to Post 16 Provision
A Level Pathway - students will study A Levels
• a grade 5 in Maths and a grade 5 in English Language or Literature
|Kettering Science Academy||928/6909||Reinstate NFER testing|
|Peckover Primary School||873/2094||No changes proposed|
|Thomas Clarkson Academy||873/4000||No changes proposed|