Year 7 Intake
When there are more applicants than places available at the Academy, the following criteria will be used to determine which children will be allocated places:
Criterion 1: A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously ‘looked after’ but
immediately after being ‘looked after’, became the subject of an adoption, residence order
or special guardianship order.
Criterion 2: Exceptional and Compelling Medical, Psychological, Social or Special
Access Reasons (the definition of which and process to be followed is set out in the Notes
attached) which can only be met at the Academy. Please note that a Supplementary
Information Form (SIF) must be completed for an application under this criterion within the
timescales for the point of entry required.
Criterion 3: Siblings of pupils currently on the roll at the Academy at the time of application for the proposed admission of the applicant.
Criterion 4: Children who at the time of the application are eligible for the Pupil Premium or
the Service Pupil Premium. Please note that a SIF form must be completed for an application under this criterion within the timescales for the point of entry required.
Criterion 5: Children whose parent/carer is a member of staff who has either been
continuously employed at the Academy for two (2) or more years at the time of application
for a place or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill
shortage. Please note that a SIF form must be completed for an application under this
criterion within the timescales for the point of entry required.
Criterion 6: Any other applications of which priority of placement will be given to children
who live nearest to the Academy (including if this address is with a parent/carer with shared
responsibility for the child or not). The child’s home address will be the child’s permanent
place of residency and must not be a business address, or the address of a relative or carer,
unless they have legal custody of the child. Applications must only be made from a single
address. Within each of these categories priority is given to those who live nearest to the Academy, calculated on the basis on a straight-line measurement between home and the Academy.
There is no selection by gender, race, faith or ability
Application to the Parker Academy is by completing the Local Education Authority School Common Application on-line form. Further information can be found on the Northamptonshire County Council website.
For in-year admissions, applications must still be made through Northamptonshire County Council.
Number of places available 2022-2023
KS3: 210 students
KS5: 125 students
Review Date: January 2022
For the DfE’s admissions appeals code click here.
For how to appeal a school place, visit West Northamptonshire Council here.