Prince William School is a secondary school serving students in years 7 - 13. We serve a large rural catchment area and our students are usually drawn from our feeder primary schools located in Oundle, Thrapston and our surrounding local villages. The criteria for the allocation of places is as follows:
Children whose statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health & Care (EHC) plan names the school will be admitted.
When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
1) To children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
Also known as children in public care, Looked After Children are children who are (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of application to a school. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
2) To children who have an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of transfer.
3) To students attending one of the feeder schools of Kings Cliffe Endowed, Thrapston, Trinity, Polebrook, Titchmarsh, Warmington, Oundle Primary, Glapthorn, Nassington and Easton Garfords Primary. (So named on 11/11/14.)
4) To other children who live within the linked villages of Achurch, Aldwincle, Apethorpe, Armston, Ashton, Barnwell, Benefield, Blatherwycke, Bulwick, Clopton, Cotterstock, Collyweston, Deene, Deenethorpe, Denford, Denford Ash, Duddington, Easton-on-the-Hill, Fineshade, Fotheringhay, Glapthorn, Hemington, Islip, Kings Cliffe, Laxton, Lilford-cum-Wigthorpe, Lowick, Luddington, Lutton, Nassington, Oundle, Pilton, Polebrook, Southwick, Stoke Doyle, Sudborough, Tansor, Thorpe Waterville, Titchmarsh, Thrapston, Thurning, Wadenhoe, Wakerley, Warmington, Woodnewton and Yarwell.
5) Children who live closer to Prince William School than any other school.
6) Other children.
If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 5 or 6, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured on a "straight line" basis.
The school's admissions process is managed on our behalf by Northamptonshire County Council, in line with their Admissions Policy. This is available on-line at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions. Any parents who are 'out of area' and are interested in pursuing admission to Prince William School are asked to contact the school in the first instance. Parents are then required to apply on-line as above. In-Year requests will be managed in a similar manner.
Prince William welcomes any application to join the Sixth Form. A close examination of the courses available should be done however to ensure that the courses offered matches the need of the students.