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Admissions

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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 school's admissions process is managed on our behalf by Northamptonshire County Council, in line with their Admissions Policy. This is available online 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.

The criteria for the allocation of places is as follows:

Places will be allocated to pupils who have an EHC plan that names the school as appropriate provision. 

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 (Looked After Children) or previously in public care (Previously Looked After Children). 
  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 and Nassington 
  4. To other children who live within the linked villages of Achurch, Aldwincle, Apethorpe, Armston, Ashton, Barnwell, Benefield, Blatherwycke, Brigstock, 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, Little Stanion, Lowick, Luddington, Lutton, Nassington, Oundle, Pilton, Polebrook, Southwick, Stanion, Stoke Doyle, Sudborough, Tansor, Thorpe Waterville, Titchmarsh, Thrapston, Thurning, Wadenhoe, Wakerley, Warmington, Weldon, Woodnewton and Yarwell. 
  5. Children who live closer to the Prince William School than any other school. 
  6. Other children. 

Distance tiebreaker 
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured on a ‘straight line’ basis, with distances measured using the NCC’s GIS system.

Sixth Form

Prince William welcomes any application to join the Sixth Form. For more details, visit:Sixth Form

Appeals

Any admission appeals should be directed to the School office or the Trust office.

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