Infants : 01536 760486
Juniors : 01536 760361

Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

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Pathfinder Schools is consulting on the Admissions arrangements for our schools in 2021/22. Please follow the link below to view the proposed arrangements and for details on how to make any comments.

https://www.pathfinderschools.org.uk/about-us/statutory-information

 

Admission Arrangements

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. Our Admissions arrangements will remain unchanged for 2021 intakes

A link to Northants CC admissions website is available above

Havelock Infant School

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the school is 270. For each reception intake from September the admission number is 90.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or an EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children (see paragraph 6.1 for definition of ‘Looked After Children’).
  2. Children with a sibling link (see paragraph 6.3 for definition of ‘sibling’) continuing at the school or the linked Junior School at the time of the admission of the younger child.
  3. Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school
  4. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 3, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school the school.

If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Havelock Junior School

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the school is 360. For each Year 3 intake from September the admission number is 90.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or an EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children (see paragraph 6.1 for definition of ‘Looked After Children’).
  2. Children with a sibling link (see paragraph 6.3 for definition of ‘sibling’) continuing at the school at the time of the admission of the younger child.
  3. Children who attended Havelock Infant School.
  4. Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
  5. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 4, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school the school.

If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Prepare and apply

10 September 2020 onwards

  • Read the information on this website carefully.
  • Visit schools on open days / evenings and read school prospectuses.
  • Contact the Admissions Team if you have any questions.
  • Read schools' oversubscription admission criteria.

​Deadline for applying

15 January 2021 at 5pm - closing date for applications

  • Submit your preference form by the closing date.
  • Send your supplementary information forms (SIF) if applicable to the preferred school(s) in support of your application.
  • If we receive your application after 5pm on 15 January 2021 your application will be considered as a late application and will be processed in our additional rounds of allocation (see below).

Offers of school place

16 April 2021

  • Offer emails sent or view your offer online (online applicants only).
  • Offer letters posted only to those that applied using a paper application form (by the closing date).

​Next steps

16 April 2021 onwards

  • We will assume you have accepted the allocated place unless you let us know otherwise (check the rules on acceptance directly with the school if you are offered a school place in another county).
  • Apply to join a waiting list by sending us an email or a letter or submit an appeal form for your preferred school if you wish.
  • We will not withdraw a school place solely because you are dissatisfied and decline the offer. We must have notice that your child has a school place elsewhere. This is because we have a duty to ensure that all children are receiving their education entitlement.

​Additional rounds of applications (late applications)

Cut off dates for applications to be included in each round: 

Round 1
7 May 2021 (process starts 17 May 2021 and can take up to 4 weeks)

Round 2
9 June 2021 (process starts 16 June 2021 and can take up to 3 weeks)

Round 3
25 June 2021 (process starts 2 July 2021 and can take up to 3 weeks)

Applications received after 25 June 2021 will be processed according to our in year policy from the end of July 2021.

 

Appeals

If you have been refused a place, you are entitled to appeal against that decision. Please use the following link: 

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/school-appeals/Pages/how-to-appeal.aspx

Appeals need to be submitted no later than 5pm on 18th May 2020. On time appeals will be heard within 40 days from the closing date for lodging appeals - by 17th July 2020.

 

Upcoming School Events

30 Nov
St Andrew's Day (Scotland)
Date Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Holiday or observance in: Scotland
4 Dec
Whole School Mufti Day
Fri, 04 Dec 2020
11 Dec
Yr 1 Performance
Fri, 11 Dec 2020
11 Dec
Yr R Performance
Fri, 11 Dec 2020
14 Dec
Yr 2 Performance
Mon, 14 Dec 2020
14 Dec
Yr R Performance
Mon, 14 Dec 2020
14 Dec
Y3 Performance
Mon, 14 Dec 2020

Home School Agreements

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Useful Forms

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